Posts tagged ‘patience’

What Being Patient Does Not Mean

Have you ever had somebody tell you, “just be patient, it will come in time.”?

What did you think?

Did a little guilt or anger creep in? Or perhaps all you could think about is OMG, when is “it” going to happen!?

The problem with statements like just be patient, is that we are impatient by nature. We want what we want, right away. Today’s technology just exacerbates that right-now mentality because of our ability to request & respond to people immediately!

Today, I’m not interested in talking about how to be patient; what I do want to talk about, is what being patient does not mean.

For creative, inventive, amazing people, there are many other things to do, to prepare for what’s coming. Here are things I think about when I am waiting

  • Is there any preparation that I can complete?
  • Are there other unrelated tasks that need to be completed?
  • What fun activities can I do, to take my mind off of “are we there yet” questions?
  • Walking, yoga, running, or working-out, are great activities to help you refocus

Preparing for something new that’s coming into my life, whether it’s a book that I’m writing, new clients joining my coaching program, or a vacation that I sorely need, requires patience.

Being patient does not mean being inactive or sitting still. Instead you are focusing your energies on activities, thoughts and preparation, so that when what you are expecting to come, occurs, you are ready for it!

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C. Lynn Williams, #MsParentguru

Parent Coach, Author & Speaker

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April 5, 2022 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

My Pampered Prince Turns 22

What age determines ADULTHOOD?

Over the weekend, my son turned 22 years old, and I had mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I realized, I no longer have to caretake him, he’s a man now. Exciting!! However, we’ve had a year of ups and downs while he determines where he wants to go in life. He’s drifting right now, and it’s hard to understand a kid who drifts.

He recently shared that he was still stuck about the divorce of his father and I, and attributed that to his bouts of depression and inactivity. I don’t know about you, but as a mother, I felt responsible for why he was stuck. Crazy!!

 Even with our difference in gender, I remember wanting to be my own person in my early twenties, and only communicating with my mother when necessary. I shouldn’t be surprised when I get the same treatment from him. And yet, if he were successfully completing college or had a promising job, I wouldn’t be so concerned for him. For me the hardest part of parenting is patiently waiting for him to be more than he’s settling for. Oh well, I’ll wait.. Ugh, I hate waiting..

Peace,
C Lynn

September 27, 2012 at 10:03 am Leave a comment


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