Worth the Wait

Originally Posted on June 21, 2016 by BJ Howell.

Today, I’m trying to figure out how to have patience in an impatient world.  It seems like there is a cookie cutter invention for everything, producing quick fixes and causing more restlessness.  Everything is so quick, fast and in a hurry, with a pace that doesn’t seem to slow down. When did waiting for the natural progression of time become such a chore?  If it’s quick and fast, does that always equate to good? Sometimes the natural progression allows for things to  mature.  It allows for adjustments, coordination of efforts, authenticity  and finding the right fit.  Much like picking fruit from a tree…If you pick it too soon and it doesn’t have an opportunity to ripen, that effects the look and taste. 

Such is life… When we rush to get the end product, without life’s natural pauses, sometimes the quality is not what we want, nor what we need it to be. Consciously choosing to wait allows for thought, insight and ultimately growth.  The hard part is learning how to wait in a world that counterintuitively discounts time and the need to respect it. But if we take a step back and look at what we truly want, isn’t it worth the wait?

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