Are you guilty of having a microwave mentality? You know, the type of person who starts huffing and puffing in line at the bank because he's been waiting 5 minutes for his turn or what about the guy who keeps hitting the elevator button in hopes it will speed up the elevators' arrival. This " I want it now" Mentality is really causing people to have a distorted view of reality and now with the Internet promising so much wealth and success, people are jumping from one opportunity to the next hoping to find that get rich quick thing. Often times when people do find a great company with a great service or product, they quit before the blessing. They expect it to happen overnight and when they do not see results fast enough they're gone and onto the next one. I can't tell you how many times a team member has come to me after a few weeks saying "I'm not signing business!" What kills me is they've only been in the business a week or two! It's almost laughable but by the same token it's actually pretty sad that a person could expect that from themselves in such a short period of time. You need time to get to know the Service/Product, the company's background and the skills needed to do the job. Some people come in with more skills in place than others but you need to give yourself time to learn the ropes.Can you imagine being thrown into a nursing job with no education or training? You must treat a new business opportunity with the same respect. It saddens me more than anything to see someone throw away what "could be" simply because of impatience and this microwave way of thinking. Most often this is the same type of person who never finishes what they start because they never stick around long enough to reap the rewards.
Impatience is a sign of inconsideration and selfishness. It shows that we are ungrateful and too easily distracted. It's really not hard to understand why simply because in today's fast paced world of drive through restaurants, text messaging, and cell phones, we have grown accustomed to instant gratification and immediate access to whatever we want. When you're hungry you can put a meal into the microwave for 3 minutes and voila, your hunger is gone. If you don't like that song, you can change the station or if you don't want to see that tv commercial just grab the remote and with the internet, you can type in what you're looking for and immediately you have the world at your fingertips. It's really become that easy but unfortunately it is not reality. There are still some things in life that require hard work, time and patience. For ex. growing a garden. You don't plant seeds and immediately you have a flower. It takes time for the seeds to cultivate and grow and not all the seeds are going to take. Many of them will die. We must apply this principle to our businesses. You must enjoy the ride because it's the journey that teaches us the lessons which help us grow and develop ourselves and achieve our goals. That's the part of the equation people are missing out on these days.
Let's be honest. No one likes to wait but this "Microwave Mentality" has caused us to expect everything we want to be readily, easily and instantly available. The problem naturally comes when things that take real work are not instantly available but the good news is we do have the power to change if we want to. Dig deep inside yourself and find the reasons why you are impatient. Don't blame it all on society and external things, get to the root of the problem inside you and change your attitude. When you start showing gratitude for the blessings you already have in your life, you will stop focusing on those every day situations that cause you to be irritated and stressed out. Remember that happiness is a journey not a destination and once you learn the virtue of Patience andyou start showing patience towards others, you will live a longer happier life and achieve success in everything you do.