Monday, June 7, 2010

Button Pusher

How many of you when at the crosswalk or elevator hit the button more than once, or even push it and wait a little, then push it again? Be honest!

Now, how many of you push it once then and kick back and wait secure in the knowledge what you set into motion will pan out?

What happens?

Well, both scenarios have the same result don’t they? The light changes allowing for safe passage or the doors open to ferry you to another floor.

However, repeaters can begin to get frustrated and antsy, and quite possibly become impatient enough to jaywalk or take the stairs. Let alone adding an unneeded anxiety to their day.


When set out to accomplish something more and more we want the result now. We look for short cuts or alternatives when letting things unfold the way they are meant to have a better reward.

Think about that. Would you want the surgeon to cut through your liver to get to your heart? How about a contractor building your home using leftover bits on your plumbing to make it work? Sure, those are “big” ones. How about a cook not washing his hands because the restaurant is hopping and he needs the food to go out, or unwrapping your breakfast while driving?

Take your time, being the moment, set it all in motion and see what happens. All these take a bit of faith in you, in the machinations, in the goal and reaching it.

Overnight sensations are anything but. The hard fought battles are seldom seen behind the blinding success, but they are there. Every one of us sets our sights. Every one of us takes a deep breath. Every one of us pushes the button.

Do you double tap?

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