Monday, April 18, 2011

The Possession of Impatience

Impatience is something that I suffer from.  Since I was a child it seems I've been trying to get to the next level without really fully engulfing what the present moment means or is attempting to show me.  I started reading at the age of three (3).  The book was The Little Engine That Could, what I remember most from reading that book was "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can!" which led to the certainty of "I know I can!".  I loved it!  Everything I put my focus on - whether it was school work, my family's drama's, my friendships or my dreams, I knew I could! I COULD CHANGE things because I KNOW I CAN!  Riiiiiiggggghhhhhttttt.... #GoodLuckWithThat!

Sigh, that leads to a condition called Impatience.  I've been told by everyone who knows and loves me that I am impatient and that life really is moving at the pace it's supposed to...not sure I ever believed that, but OK.

A conversation with a dear client this weekend led me to have a 'moment' with myself when she asked me to be patient with her and the speed at which she'd like to move her brand along.  When she requested my patience, it resonated so deeply within me that I thought about it every chance I got in quiet moments and was really able to be a friend to myself and agree that she was right.  From the moment the words left her mouth, I agreed - what's the big hurry?

I have been driving myself like a slave-driver. Never-ending, non-stop, won't-stop-can't-stop force to get it done in every sense of the word.  But really, what's the big rush for?  Hasn't life shown me over and over again that things happen in the time designated for them to happen?  Exhale.  Relax. Relate and release.

I swear, I totally have the BEST clients in the world!  They appreciate me and value the service my company provides and totally get that we live and breathe SUCCESS simply because I KNOW that I AM. So, Impatience, shut up, sit down and chill!  I am no longer being possessed by you. My new accessory is called p-p-p-patience...and we're getting to know each other very well!


Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

I struggle with impatience too. I think that anyone who is ambitious has this struggle. We just have to take a moment sometimes and reflect on what we have done already.


Alicia, so true. Thanks for showing me I'm not alone! :)