Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
August 6th - hurry up and wait
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hurry up and wait: a humorous phrase used to refer to the situation in which one is forced to hurry in order to complete a certain task, or arrive at a certain destination, by a specific time; only for nothing to happen at that time, often because other required tasks are still awaiting completion.
One of life's frustrations can be summed up in the phrase, Hurry up and wait. Life requires both, quick action and patience. Putting the two together can be maddening. The trick is to find a balance between readiness and patience.
There have been so many times I’ve hurried up to be ready on time for an appointment only to sit and wait when I got there. Some days it seems like that’s all one does, whether clenching the steering wheel in traffic jams, tapping toes in clogged grocery checkout lanes, or thumbing through magazines in medical waiting rooms.
Life can be many things, but is a constant a waiting game. Just as farmers look forward to the fall harvest. We all look ahead, to plan, anticipate. It's part of our culture and our being. Anticipation can change your outlook and when you change your outlook, you change your life.
You might not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change your attitude. As with most things attitude is everything and the attitude you have when having to wait makes a world of difference.
Remember: you can't have a positive life with a negative attitude.