Carrie Fisher was quoted as saying “Instant gratification takes too long.” For all of you folks that believe patience is that unattainable pie-in-the-sky dessert only consumable by the virtuous, this post is for you.
When it comes to personal growth, the biggest enemy of the recognition of our progress in this area is our lack of patience. So what happens when we try to hybridize impatience and growth? We engage in these exercises that bears a striking resemblance to making spiritual foie gras. We want to get from point A to point B by the magic of Hollywood editing, where in frame 17:41 the kids are chanting the are-we-there-yet litany and in frame 17:47 we are dragging our suitcases from the minivan to the mother-in-law’s front door.
The operative word here is growth, folks. Growth. Personally, when I think of growth I…
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