When you find yourself near the end of a long line, what do you think?
Do you bemoan your rotten luck and bad timing?
Do you honk your horn, work up a sweat, and curse the gods?
Do you feel lucky that you’ve chosen a popular path, building anticipation of what joy awaits at the destination?
Do you feel like a conformist drawn into the vortex of conformity with the masses?
Do you consider the event a shared experience with other human beings or take every effort to nudge yourself forward and improve your situation not thinking about your fellow line-mates?
The way in which we approach a wait reveals a great deal about our mindset. The story we tell ourselves drives how we feel about the situation– is it an undeserved violation of your human right to proceed unmolested or an opportunity for memorable (or perhaps even cherished) experience?. This mindset determines what we receive — or don’t – from the experience.
The same may be said about anytime we face any obstacle that stands between where we are and where we want to be — or basically anytime we attempt anything at all.
What will you tell yourself?