There are so many ways that technology has changed our world for the better. We can communicate with nearly anyone around the world. We can shop anytime. We can donate to causes from our kitchen. We have the ability to click a button and have things delivered to our phone instantly, or to our front door in a day or two. It truly is an amazing time we live in!
The one thing I see as a detriment to this “overnight delivery” culture that we live in, is a pure lack of patience for anything.
In other words, despite the fact that we live in a “microwave society” many things that matter to us need to be cooked in the crock pot.
Things that matter take time. Change can be difficult. As a matter of fact, real progress takes pain (like I said here). Here are some basic examples.
- If you want to change your fitness level, it will not happen overnight. It will take months of real work.
- Want to start a sales career? Get ready for a year to 18 months of building trust and relationships.
- Want to have a relationship that lasts? The foundation will not be created overnight on twitter.
It’s simple…but not easy. The things that really matter in your life take time and work. They take consistent effort. And yes, they take patience.
This does not mean you shouldn’t start now! As Seth Godin once told me, “The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.” If you have something in your life that is worth working for, now is a great time get to work on it. Just know that it will take time. That time won’t make it worth less. It will make it worth more.
You aren’t creating something in the microwave. You are simmering your project in the crockpot. Bon Appetit!
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