“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” –David G. Allen
All along the path of having the good idea, tapping into the visionary inspiration, or even getting the fully-fleshed-out plan in place, we face what continues even as we move forward: patience for the process to unfold.
Petulant children “want it now”…and, often, so do we.
A Course in Miracles says “Only infinite patience produces immediate results.”
As ironic as it seems, as we most come closest to the fulfillment of those grand initiatives–in our work, our family, our projects, our dreams–we are best served by an Instant Messenger: “Patience!”
American writer Ursula Le Guin says “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
When training for marathons years ago, I was impressed by a bit of wisdom that runners operate by: run through the finish line tape, not to it.
Where today can you remember that the joy is in the whole process, not only the end result?
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“Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.” –Mother Theresa
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.