Posts Tagged ‘Attentiveness’
A watched pot never boils is an aged old expression that underscores that something that you are waiting for will not happen while you are concentrating on it.
The process appears to go more slowly while we wait which suggests that our time may be better spent engaging in other activities.
It’s a significant difference between the watched pot and the unattended one.
An unattended pot boils over and catches fire in 1.7 seconds.
Finding the balance between watching and doing is crucial. We can’t afford to just idly watch; neither can we afford the negative circumstances that accompany inattentiveness. If it takes someone “lighting a fire under us,” so be it! Our time is too precious to waste. Time will not wait. It moves on … as should we!
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