When you have to be patient.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the eleventh in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
Of course, for the most impatient among us, forcing change by any means is a solution within reach. Power therefore becomes a formidable lever to force movement. Coercive power, on the other hand, is a weapon, and any weapon is dangerous. It leads to resentment and can lead to a spirit of revenge.
Patience therefore becomes a virtue, but at what cost? The cost of not getting things done in the time frame we expect. My personal solution to this is to work on several fronts at once. If we focus on a single goal, for change to be adopted willingly, we must accept that we will incur losses. Losses of our own energy and that of others. Losses in the present and in the future as well. This is why moving from one goal to another becomes interesting for everyone.
Time is a powerful lever for those who are able to understand its value. This is why our personal view of the world is important. It is not all about the present, but about the future. Our dependence on petroleum products, our diets and our consumption habits are aspects of our lives that fall under this lever. We can’t hope to fight our penchant for the immediate easy option, but too often we favor this to the detriment of the future. Not just in terms of quality of life, but in terms of very real losses.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on January 11, 2021 by Coach Danny