You will never see more focused waiting than dogs, sitting quietly, watching the hand that is about to feed them. Of course, to do this, they have to have been trained well.
Maybe humans need better training. It can be hard to be patient, even if we know we will end up with the “treat.” But the time goes even more slowly when we are worrying about the final outcome.
Thankfully, we do not have to sit and wait. In fact, I’ve found that the time goes much faster if we get busy. Either prepare for possible outcomes or do something entirely different – to distract ourselves. For example:
The next time we find ourselves waiting, let’s promise ourselves – and each other - that we will “be,” or move, or pray, or talk. We may find that the wait is a blessing in disguise.
Until we meet again,
The Entrepreneur’s Friend
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