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#Microblog Mondays 180: Impatient

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I would describe myself as impatient.  I excel at delayed gratification when I already know that I have X (like saving a piece of chocolate to eat for an indefinitely amount of time), but… well… here’s an example of my impatience: When I begin writing a new book, I feel anxious by the end of the first day that it’s not already complete.

Like I said: impatient.

Which, you know, can be a good thing because I am always motivated to move forward.  But I know I also waste a lot of time wishing things forward when they’re going to unfold in their own, sweet time.  I liked this post by Darius Foroux:

The book you’re writing, the presentation you’re making, the business you’re building, things can’t happen fast enough. There’s nothing wrong with wanting things to happen fast. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons people and companies innovate.

But we have to realize there’s a difference between a desire to achieve things and impatience. The former helps you, the latter harms you, especially your creativity.

Do you consider yourself a patient or impatient person?

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12 comments

1 Nabanita { 02.05.18 at 5:59 am }

Oh I am so very impatient! I just want everything to happen fast.

2 Amber { 02.05.18 at 12:22 pm }

I am definitely an impatient person.

3 Sharon { 02.05.18 at 12:25 pm }

Impatient. Very impatient. I am constantly working on cultivating more patience.

4 Mali { 02.05.18 at 6:10 pm }

I’m patient about some things. Very impatient about others.

5 Not My Lines Yet { 02.05.18 at 6:46 pm }

Patience is not my strong suit. I try to be mindful that in some situations impatience is ok, but in others it’s not helpful. Alas, it doesn’t help much!

6 Lori Lavender Luz { 02.05.18 at 8:25 pm }

I have become incredibly patient on the important things (like waiting for a plan to come to fruition). Less patient on the small things (like waiting at an interminable traffic light).

7 Chandra Lynn { 02.05.18 at 9:50 pm }

I’m for the most part pretty patient, but sometimes “the wait” gets the best of me. I need that quote today. Thanks.

8 Jess { 02.05.18 at 9:51 pm }

Hmmm, I am a mix of both. I am very, very patient during the school day, but when I get home I am very impatient (because my Patience Bucket is so damn empty!). I am good at saving up treats, but sometimes to my detriment because I can wait until chocolates or cookies are past their prime. I am impatient when it comes to new series, like WestWorld Season 2 or Stranger Things. There are definitely times when I wish there were a fast forward button that you could press and just get to the “done” part for some tasks, though. Good wishes for your new book project!

9 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 02.06.18 at 1:48 am }

I’m definitely impatient. And I can relate to the feeling of starting a project and wanting it to be complete NOW!

10 Suzy { 02.06.18 at 5:29 am }

I’m going to sit on the fence and say both – really depends on the situation

11 Lori Shandle-Fox { 02.06.18 at 8:47 am }

I think I’ve become more patient as I’ve gotten older. I’ve found it helps to focus on doing my best right now. If I concentrate on what’s at hand and believe the rest will unfold the way I want it to, I don’t get overwhelmed with everything not happening as fast as I would like. I’ve learned to let go of some of that control of the uncontrollable.

12 Middle Girl { 02.06.18 at 8:58 pm }

Historically, I’ve been labeled, “patient” but as the years grow under me, the patience has shortened.

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