Upon waking up first thing in the morning, I allow myself exactly 25 minutes to go to the bathroom, shave, brush my teeth, take my vitamins, and otherwise prepare for my work day which begins precisely at 8:00 AM. I don’t have the time, nor the patience, to sit around and do nothing when I could be doing something to help move my day forward.
If I am listening to the radio and a commercial begins playing, I will change the station. Furthermore, if any station starts playing a song I don’t care for, I will also change the station. I don’t have the time, nor the patience, to willingly sit through commercials or music that doesn’t bring me joy.
If I am reading a book and the book isn’t intriguing enough by the one-quarter mark, I will stop reading the book. I don’t have the time, nor the patience, to read useless material.
If I am on the phone with you and there comes a moment of dead air, I will most likely be the one to hang up. I don’t have the time, nor the patience, to listen to silence.
If you are someone in my life whom I consider to be a friend or an acquaintance, and you can’t prove to me that you are worth my time and my patience, I will discard you in the same manner as I discard trash into a dumpster. Some people are perfectly accepting of others who may not value their time, and this is probably because they are too ignorant to be aware of such a thing. But I am not one of those people. Each and every person I choose to keep in my “circle” must compliment me in one way or another. In other words, they must help to progress my life forward, fit into my lifestyle and understand the choices I may make, and work to constantly better themselves so I can better myself because of them.
I don’t have the time, nor the patience, to constantly remind those close to me what it means to be motivated and determined to become better every single day. And if you can’t help me to achieve my goals in life, then I won’t make the effort for you, either. I will essentially have absolutely, positively, no use for you.