Whether you’re involved in a legal appeal, looking for a job, or waiting for ketchup to come out of the bottle, to a Type A personality everything seems to happen in other people’s time.
As I announced yesterday, Paul Henry Gingerich’s waiver hearing won’t happen until October. Talking with a key lawyer in Austin Eversole’s case won’t happen until the end of September–and that’s just a first step. There are many steps after that.
It’s inevitable that I will die with stuff on my plate. Life despises things being wrapped up with nice bows or happening by our definition of “on time.” Everything always takes at least twice as long as you think it should.
If there is one thing living in the Big Bend has taught me, is you have to learn to be happy with things as they are. This is not to say that you stop pushing for progress… but it will drive you nuts if you are dissatisfied with the present state of things. Being unhappy with what you have leads to more unhappy outcomes in the future. I am convinced of this. Happy outcomes depend on maintaining a positive frame of mind in the present. Otherwise we will miss seeing the opportunities which pop up all the time.
Pushing that elevator button again won’t make it arrive any quicker. You’re only fooling yourself. Enjoy the moment for what it is. It’s all you really have.
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