Well, yes and no.
Most days I’m a very patient person and can do other things while I’m waiting. Other days I’m chomping at the bit awaiting someone else to do their part so I can move along.
You know what I mean, right? You’ve got your mojo workin’, you’re full of creative energy, and don’t want to lose the opportunity to make the best of it, but you’re waiting on another domino to fall before you can proceed. It’s a bummer dude!
I love working for myself and have since 1975. I love the feeling of being in control, having the ability to set my own direction, goals and follow through. People who have never been self-employed don’t understand the internal drive to keep the doors open and make payroll. That in and of itself is a big challenge that is uppermost in your mind most days.
I suppose being employed this way also makes us control freaks, and that’s okay if we can be patient when it counts. Sometimes, we have to push others to get things done so we can stay on target. And on other occasions, we can take the proverbial deep breath, count to three and remember that patience will often move the problem off dead center and on to completion.
I have found that changing my mindset, making a commitment to concentrate on a new or different task allows me to temporarily forget my frustration and actually get something else on my to-do list done. Before long, I look up and the other domino has fallen and I’m ready to rock ‘n roll.
We all play mind games with ourselves. We have to. Little games to overcome impatience, to look past a problem and let the universe do its thing. Learning to let go, and let it happen is so not American, we want to push and tug and pull our way to success when playing a game of “let’s do something else for a while” might open the door for the problem to resolve itself. Intend to do this tomorrow, and do it.
Anyway you look at it, it’s fun to ponder.
“Everything you desire is just outside your comfort zone.”