We normally think that the opposite of impatience is patience. For the moment I’d like to ask you to be open to the idea that the opposite of impatience is contentment. When you are showing patience you are waiting for another person to finish what they are doing or saying so you can have a turn.
When you are content to listen or watch and learn and are not waiting for your turn, you are being the opposite of impatient. How good it can feel to be content to listen and learn, to think about what you are observing or hearing. Contentment can feel wonderful and its feeling can spread to others in the room.
Hazel Wagner, PhD, MBA, CMC, Professional Speaker, Author, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Brain Facilitator
PhD, MA, BA Mathematics
MBA International Marketing & Finance
Taught in MBA Programs for Kellogg Graduate School of Management, DePaul Graduate School of Business, and Cardean
15 years in the Computer Industry: GE, Digital Equipment Corp.
14 years consulting for start-ups through F100 companies, Certified Management Consultant
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