Are you constantly trying to do things faster?
Do you get frustrated when things take longer than you expected?
How do you feel when time runs out?
We often get stressed and anxious when the thing we want done is not done. We want what we want now. We don’t like waiting. Patience is sometimes seen as an anti-skill that wastes time, or a sign of indecisiveness or lack of power and autonomy. But in today’s fast paced world where overwhelm is common and immediate gratification is expected, patience is a superpower.
1) The more you exercise patience as a skill, the better you can focus, step up to challenges that require long-term commitment, and most important, slow down as needed.
2) Patience is an essential virtue for navigating uncertainty and embracing the unfinished. With the superpower of patience, we know when to keep going, when to pause, and when to quit.
3) There’s no point in managing time enough to get everything done.
- You will not clear the decks no matter how diligent and deliberate you are.
- You have real limits that are not easily overcome with automation, delegation, prioritization and optimization.
- Sebastian Brian Mehr: Sebastian Mehr – Olemus (hearnow.com)
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Dyan Williams is a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics at Dyan Williams Law PLLC. She is also a productivity coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, reduce overwhelm, and focus on what truly matters. She is the author of The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps.