How to move a MOUNTAIN

Time to Sit?

The Rallying Cries for Patience.

First it was Chris Brogan with his rallying against the assault on anywhen, today it’s Gary Vaynerchuck with his request for people to exercise Patience.

A big problem with modern society is that everyone wants everything NOW…. and none of us can have everything now because everything is a damn big pie! How do you eat a big pie?  Like you do the proverbial elephant, one bite at a time over time.

As I have suggested elsewhere on the blogosphere today in response to a great post by James over at The Infopreneur, for whom the penny has dropped on this concept,  you can move a mountain if you take your time and focus on one shovel full at a time, but if someone asked you to move the mountain and you only looked at the mountain, you would probably die from the scale of the task.

Underlying Themes

If you have been around this blog for a little while, you will know that patience is one of the things that I am working on as part of my own personal development, and an underlying theme and it has been the subject of past posts like “What are you waiting for – isn’t it time to be patient instead?” and “Teaching fishing – life’s parallels”.

One of the greatest ways to learn patience is to learn to meditate….. it also helps with one of the other underlying themes on this blog.. being present in the here and now.

I’ve set myself an interesting challenge to try and help improve my meditation, which I am sure will have a profound impact on other areas of my life as I go along.

So what is the challenge?

90 sits in 90 days….. OK stop the laughing.. I said SITS…. how bloody hard can it be to sit down 90 times in 90 days you are asking yourself while rolling on the floor….you think I’ve just found a great excuse for sitting on my backside and doing nothing.

Well nothing could be further from the truth. Meditation can be hard work… there are lots of methods and sitting meditation is one of them, you can find some great meditation resources here.

So far this challenge has 160 participants worldwide (not a lot when you consider the level of impatience all around us) so why not join me in doing this challenge for yourself (I am in no way affiliated with the organisers of this event)…. but before you start….

What gets up your nose about people being impatient? What do you do to counter it? and finally….I’m getting ready to move my mountain by a few more shovel fulls,  will you join me in this challenge? Let me know in the comments

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