One of my less endearing qualities (although I admit I have many) is impatience. Its never done fast enough. I’m never there soon enough. And I’m always getting ticked off about it.
I’m Getting Impatient
But the truth is, its usually done fast enough. I’m always there soon enough. And I’m getting mad for no good reason.
So I’m done. I’m getting impatient with my impatience. And I have an action step. Or at least a first step.
I’m taking 5 minutes.
Its Always Worth It
Is there anything that isn’t worth taking 5 minutes for? I’m sure there is. Of course there is. Right?
But I don’t care. I’m going to take 5 minutes.
My neighbor wants to talk (again)? I’m going to take 5 minutes instead of blowing him off.
My friend wants to tell me one more story (again)? I’m going to take 5 minutes to listen.
I see a beautiful sunset? I’m taking 5 minutes to pull over and take that picture.
I’m Going to Take 5 Minutes
So effective immediately, I’ll be Taking 5 Minutes.
5 Minutes to pull over and take that picture.
5 Minutes to go look at the monkey’s in the trees (that don’t exist) down by the river with my 3 year old.
5 Minutes to sit down and give my wife my undivided attention when she asks for it.
5 Minutes to stop what I’m doing to do that thing that’s not as urgent, but probably more important.
No doubt this idea probably won’t change my life. But hopefully it’ll make it just a little better.
Is it hard for you to take 5 minutes out of your day to do the small things?