The Associated Press recently released a survey showing that we are less patient this year than last year. In fact, our tolerance level has been steadily declining year after year since the early 1980’s. The most current data shows that 5 minutes waiting on “hold” on the phone, or 10 minutes spent waiting in a line stretches us to the limits of our patience.
Those are the survey results, but what about you? How do you feel when you’re kept waiting? Most people don’t like it. Yet ironically, at the same time that we’re becoming less patient, we’re encountering more situations than ever that call for patience.
Lines at the gas station are getting longer, traffic is moving slower, delivery times are increasingly unreliable, and repairmen no longer even give you a time, they just say, “Sometime between 8 and 5…”
So if you want to make sure that whatever is broken gets fixed, you’ll be at home between 8 and 5 — waiting. And let’s not even talk about the difference between the time your Doctor’s appointment is scheduled for and the time it actually happens. We really do spend a lot of our time just waiting.
I know what you’re thinking right now; “Come on — get to the point! I don’t have all day to read this.” Ok, ok…
So it’s clear we’re not happy when others put us on hold, but what about those areas of life where we put ourselves
For example, have you (or a ‘friend’) ever waited and waited for exactly the right job to come along? You might still be waiting. Or maybe you’ve been waiting for the perfect relationship to show up, and while you were waiting you settled for one you know isn’t right for you.
The problem with waiting and settling is one day you wake up and realize you’ve been waiting for a really long time — and you still are. You may have even forgotten what you’re waiting for. You just know that what you’ve got isn’t
what you want, and most of the time you’re unhappy and dissatisfied. Meanwhile life is passing you by, and you
don’t even notice.
But there is another possibility; it’s called living deliberately, and it’s what the Avatar® Course® is all about. Avatar® teaches the skills and tools needed for you to take control of your life and start creating what you want, instead of just waiting. Avatar® is a tried and true technology that works. Since 1987 nearly 100,000 people worldwide have completed the course, and many are continuing on the Avatar® path.
It’s easy to find out more about Avatar®, there are free Introductions every Tuesday evening in the U.S. And if
you’d rather not wait until Tuesday you can contact an Avatar® Master right now, they’ll be glad to tell you more
about the course.
You can also check out the Star’s Edge website (www.avatarepc.com). It’s the place to get more information, download Harry Palmer’s book “Living Deliberately”, or get a free Avatar® Journal.
And while you’re there, read about the Butterfly Enlightenment Project; just click the link on the home page of the Avatar® website. Then select “online registration form” and you’ll see the schedule of Avatar® Courses around the world from now until June 2007.
So why not get yourself registered for the Avatar® Course that feels right for you right now. What are you waiting for?
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