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 they’ve been waiting 5 minutes for their turn or what about the guy who keeps pressing the elevator button in hopes of speeding up the elevators? . 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 in hopes of finding something to do. rich quickly. Often when people find a great company with a great service or product, they give up before the blessing. They expect it to happen overnight and when they don’t see results fast enough, they leave and move on to 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 deals!” What kills me is that they have only been in business a week or two! It’s almost ridiculous, but at the same time it’s quite sad that a person can expect that of themselves in such a short amount of time. You need time to get to know the Service/Product, the background of the company and the skills needed to do the job. Some people arrive with more skills than others, but you should give yourself time to learn the ropes. Can you imagine being thrown into a nursing job with no education or training? You should treat a new business opportunity with the same respect. It saddens me more than anything to see someone throw away what “could be” simply out of impatience and this microwave mindset. More often than not, 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 thoughtlessness and selfishness. It shows that we are ungrateful and that we are too easily distracted. It really isn’t hard to understand why simply because in today’s fast-paced world of restaurants, texting, and cell phones, we’ve become accustomed to instant gratification and immediate access to whatever we want. When you’re hungry, you can put a meal in the microwave for 3 minutes and voila, your hunger will disappear. If you don’t like that song, you can change the station or if you don’t want to watch that TV commercial, just grab the remote and with the Internet, you can type in what you’re looking for and immediately have the world at your fingertips. It really has become that easy, but unfortunately it is not the reality. There are still some things in life that require hard work, time, and patience. for example cultivate a garden. You don’t plant seeds and immediately you have a flower. It takes time for seeds to cultivate and grow and not all seeds are going to take. Many of them will die. We must apply this principle to our businesses. You must enjoy the journey because it is the journey that teaches us the lessons that help us grow and develop and achieve our goals. That’s the part of the equation that people are missing these days.
Let’s be honest. No one likes to wait, but this “microwave mentality” has led us to expect everything we want to be available quickly, easily, and instantly. The problem naturally arises when things that require real work aren’t instantly available, but the good news is that we have the power to change if we want to. Dig deep within yourself and find the reasons why you are impatient. Don’t blame society and external things, go to the root of the problem inside you and change your attitude. When you begin to show gratitude for the blessings you already have in your life, you will stop focusing on those everyday situations that irritate and stress you. Remember that happiness is a journey, not a destination and once you learn the virtue of Patience and start showing patience towards others, you will live a longer and happier life and achieve success in everything you do.