“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” Ancient Indian Proverb
Your desired outcome doesn’t always come when you expect it to. Often times your path takes you in a much different direction or on a much longer journey then you ever intended to set out on. What goal of yours has taken much longer to achieve then you originally anticipated?
Investing star Warren Buffett humorously stated, “No matter how great the talents or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
I heard a story recently about a man visiting a restaurant with his family to eat. After being seated the group placed their food orders and continued with their previous conversation. After talking for 30 minutes, another party was seated for dinner within sight of the man’s group. Soon the first group all received their food except for the man. The man handled it well and then the group that was seated after him all received their food as well. Now this made the man a little more irritated so he brought it to the server’s attention.
The server understood the man’s frustration and replied by saying this, “Sir, you see, the reason that your order has taken much longer is that you placed a very unique and special order. All of these other people that received their food ordered simple food items which are easy to prepare. An order like yours, Sir, takes special attention to detail and is not usually ordered by our common patron.”
The man understood the explanation and when the food came out it was above and beyond everything the man expected. He admitted that it was worth the wait and thanked the server for the tremendous meal.
How can you relate this to your life or business?
If others around you seem to be having success while you are facing obstacles maybe it’s because you have simply placed a unique and special order that takes longer to prepare. Although it may seem difficult or unfair, you are becoming better prepared for the greatness that is intended for you.
Maybe the trials, obstacles, and hurdles in your life are not happening to you, maybe they are happening for you.
Don’t change your order.
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