This post has been on my mind for a while. But, I don’t have the luxury of time, to sit down and write this post. It’s not exactly I don’t have the time, but, the time that I have, I do something else.
In this modern world, modern society, where everything is connected through internet, everything seems to be in a fast-paced. You have to be fast, or you’ll get left behind. Believe me, there is nothing wrong with being fast, but, that is where anything could be wrong.
What I’ve noticed, when everything is in fast-paced mode, we tend to lose an element in ourselves, which is called ‘PATIENCE’. Even when I am writing this entry, I tend to lose the patience to write in slowly, to put my thoughts in this entry, and basically, just want to finish writing this entry as quickly as possible. And in the end, I thought to myself, why do I want to write an entry that I want to finish it as soon as I can? I should be writing an entry, that I really put my thought in it. I should be patient in writing this entry. If it takes 2 days to finish this entry, what is wrong with it?
We always see people that can finish a lot of tasks in a short amount of time, he / she is a successful person. We see people that take a bit amount of time, perhaps slower, in completing their task, they are failures. The truth is, there is no success and failure. The important things is, how do you use the time give, to complete certain tasks and provide quality outcomes. Doesn’t matter whether you complete 1 task, but as long as you produce quality outcome out of that time given, you’re going to be just fine.
Because, you know why? It means that you are enjoying the journey of completing the task.
When I moved to Kedah, I took my time. I slowed down myself a bit in my business. I still do my business, but I no longer recruit any new agents, just to give myself a bit more time. But, when I slowed down in my business, I use the time that I have to take care of the house. I have a routine, and everyday, I must complete the routine given the certain time.
After a while, I’ve started to feel burn out. And I thought to myself, I shouldn’t feel burn out, because I am not working, as in working in an office from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. And when you feel burn out, you are no longer happy. You feel like you have to get up, do the job quickly and just sleep afterwards. You no longer enjoy the journey of doing that job. You will always complaining, and you mind is tired.
Even you are a housewife, everything must be fast. And you get tired.
So, I know, there is something wrong with what I am doing. I should be enjoying my time as a housewife.
And that’s where I learn to be patient. Even as a housewife, I should be patient in doing house chores. I should be patient in cooking. I should be patient in cleaning the toilet. I should be patient in vacuuming the whole house. I should be patient during folding the clothes…^^;;
Even you are just a plain housewife, you should learn to be patient. And that’s where you will see that you use your time wisely, even though you are only doing house chores. You take your time in completing your task. And you will see your house is cleaner and your meals are delicious (HAHA!! Because you take your time in cooking…^^;;) than before.
Learn to be patient. Even you are stuck in a bank, waiting for your turn to be called, be patient. Try to enjoy the journey.
In this fast-paced world, when we learn to be patient, then we can truly see the beauty of it. We finally enjoy the jobs given to us, we complaint less, we no longer feel burn out and tired.
Even your internet slower than the others, just try to enjoy. Hahah!
And when you finally enjoy the journey, then you’ll produce good outcomes. Trust me in that…:)