Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Time and Waiting

My personal opinion is that a large amount of time is spent waiting. Rooms were even designed for this purpose! Waiting rooms in the doctor's office, lobbies where you can wait to be interviewed or "seen" or waiting at the gate for your airplane to arrive!
We spend time waiting to meet age requirements: obtaining a license, attending college or height requirement like getting on that rollercoaster! Personally, I spend a feel like I spend a lot of time waiting for the bus, train, traffic light to change

or for the postman to arrive; an email to hit my inbox

Or the end of the day to leave work! :)

A woman spends a large portion of her life waiting. Waiting to be old enough to accomplish a certain feat

“...sitting and waiting is one of the most miserable occupations known to man - not that it usually is known to men; women do it much more often.” ― Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly In Amber

Waiting to develop a gorgeous figure, for a career opportunity to open up or to be promoted or waiting to be asked out….

“if pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. then I will either wait for him or forget him. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.” ― Paulo Coelho

…or waiting to be kissed, proposed to or waiting to walk down the aisle
A man also spends his time waiting to be old enough to accomplish a certain feat, waiting to a become a man

Waiting to grow a beard or waiting to find the right woman

Take Action
1. Enjoy the present - Prove Voltaire wrong – “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” Voltaire
2. Be proactive - "The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. "- Stephen R. Covey
3. Be diligent -"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing." (Thomas Jefferson)
4. Seize the moment :
Are you ready?" Klaus asked finally. "No," Sunny answered. "Me neither," Violet said, "but if we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let's go.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

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