Yip. Some old dude said it. It made a whole lot of sense when I heard it the first time but now its applicable to me. I was thinking that the process was gonna be an easy one since I’ve done it several times, this voting thing. It would normally take me about 15 minutes in and out. I didn’t have to be in at work until 1:30 and I was thinking I would have some time to spare. So what did some old white dude say? I’ll get to that in a second.
There is a lesson in everything and I’ll start at the middle. So while standing in wait, a conchy-joe negro decided that the sun was too hot and if people got a bit tighter, it would speed up the process so she shouted with a very nasty temperament to the people in at the front to move the line forward a bit. She just sounded as if though she was in charge and people actually moved a bit. My stubborn ass didn’t . For one, I didn’t like her tone and two, getting tighter didn’t speed up the process in anyway. Maybe I wanted to be a trouble maker and wanted her to direct her aggression at me so that I can tell her what to do with it. Luckily she didn’t but I was prepared because I practiced patience all week. Patience was my lesson was part of the lesson. But I digress.
Get in line and stay in line.
The words of Brian Tracey, the old but wise white guy, the subject of this post. Most people get in line and expect instant results or the journey to the front of the line to be a smooth, friction free process. That was me. When I saw the line, I was discouraged. It was obvious that the population of South Beach had grown over the last 5 years. Can I say shit? Too late! It was hot as shit and the process was slow. I guess we still had a few undecided voters. I was of the impression that everybody was rocking with Doc.
I could have walked of the line easily, but I knew what was a stake. I could have easily exploded on the conchy-joe female but I didn’t. I stayed in-line and handled the friction. I looked back at where I came from at mid-point and saw the small distance to the front of the line. This is where Tracey’s words resonated with me. Long story short, getting in line and staying on line can be applicable to anything worthwhile. Respect the process and stick it out. Don’t allow small things to throw you off course. Always remain focused and avoid the rowdy conchy joe females.