There was a guy who want to learn an Asian martial art. He went to the Shaolin master and asked how long it needs to learn Shaolin. The master said only 10 years… What is if I practice every day 12 hours, can I learn it in a shorter time. The master said then you need 20 years.
Over eagerness only harms… Imagine you are in a rush, want your tea, and then the tea making procedure needs much more time then you thought,… you become impatience … you running out of time, because the bus will not wait on you,… (maybe you don’t need a tea anymore).
What is if we are planning our future, and then the realization needed much more time, and then we give up….
If I don’t know a task or if I have to try out new things, then I can’t schedule exactly the time. Then my focus is only to do the things. Otherwise I would mess up, if I can’t keep the time to finish the task and even put me under pressure and stress me. For what? Let us enjoy to make new exciting things/task and make them relaxed and with fun.
The same is true with goal setting (for things/task that I don’t know) for a specific time. As Bob Proctor said, it is okay if my time setting has not worked out for my goal, then it is just a delay. Everything is under the control of God and God knows it better when we should reach our Goal. If we are thankful in advance that we will reach our goal, then everything is easier, regardless when.
With our impatience and over eagerness we prevent and sabotage our success. Sorry I have done it a lot.
If I make sure that nothing is urgent or life threaten, then I slow down and the things are coming much faster and I enjoy also my time.
For sure I am against every rushing that is truly not necessary, because it brings so often the opposite that I want. Zen: Don’t run behind anything. Or impatience is a part of the ego, so why I should follow my ego?
When I make new tasks, I simple don’t plan in advance, for what?
For new tasks, I work very concentrated, make maybe many mistakes, don’t beat me up for any mistake and look that I enjoy the work. My goal is to finish the task, enjoy the moment and to be relaxed.