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I was sitting right next to her. We were talking about her woes earlier.
Can you relax first before you finish that transaction?, I gently reminded her.
But what I really want to say is this.
Sometimes, pounding on something really hard never works.
You get tired.
Then, you lose your enthusiasm.
And, you forget there are other nails worth pounding.
You become the carpenter who works eight days a week and forgets that he is also a dancer who loves to salsa, a friend who enjoys hanging out with his crew or a traveler who enjoys adventure.
Your view becomes limited as you fixate on that one thing.
And the longer you don’t get it, the higher your anxiety rises.
They say, Good things come to those who wait.
I say, Good things come to those who are ready for that good thing.
How can an opportunity swing by if you have closed your door by thinking of all the wrong things which happened, questioning why you haven't gotten what you wanted or by grinding your teeth in anticipation because it’s taking so long.
One has to open the door to allow good things to happen. That entails acceptance of what is, looking at the brightside and trusting that whatever will happen is for the best.
Set what you are holding too tightly free.
If it's your right, it will come to you. In the meantime, can you please wait happily?
P.S. Please know that when I say you, I'm addressing myself too. More often than not, I write about the lessons I need to learn, as well.