The Allegory of Patiently Waiting to Hang Out with Your Friend...
Expectations are an important part of our existence; the expectations that we have from other people and from ourselves.
A lot of you want to do some things in your life and you actually expect from yourself to do them well.
But as human beings, it is in our nature to procrastinate.
Are we afraid? Are we insecure? Are we unsure?
That is not the question. The thing that matters is that we tend to procrastinate and not do the things that we want to do or expect ourselves to do.
So, what should anyone do in a situation like this?
Through the history of this blog, I have given you many methods with which you can become a productive person and boost your motivation to aspire for greater things.
But today, I want to talk about the negative mental influence of not doing the things that we want to start doing!
Imagine that you want to hang out with your best friend at a café.
You both choose a day, a place, and a time.
When the time comes, you go to the café and patiently wait for your friend.
He is not there. You wait half an hour. He is still not there. Eventually, your friend calls and says that he is too busy and can’t make it.
‘Is tomorrow okay?’ he asks you.
You agree and hope that you’ll get to meet him tomorrow.
The next day, you go to the café with much excitement and realize that he is not there.
So, presumably, you wait again. Half an hour. One hour. Two hours. He calls you again and makes the same excuse.
‘I promise you… tomorrow is the day!’ He says, obviously ashamed.
You nod to yourself and wait yet another day for him to come. The third day comes and goes the same way.
You have had enough. You are tired and exhausted. You do not expect your friend to show up and you have no hope for it.
Your will to meet and hang out with him is undermined by his false promises.
This is an allegory for the things that we want to do, but never actually do them. It is an allegory for all the times that we promised ourselves to do something, but never actually did it.
What happens here?
Your mind cannot trust itself. You begin to doubt your will and good intentions.
Your self-confidence will be undermined by your unwillingness to do the things that you have always apparently wanted to do.
Making false promises to other people is wrong and deceitful. Imagine how wrong and detrimental it is to make false promises to yourself!!!
Your best friend is the thing that you have always wanted to do and start doing.
It is the thing that is waiting for you everyday in that café. Do not continue to let him down.
Maybe it is time! Maybe it is time to go there… and finally meet him!
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