I've always had a problem with patience. The problem is that I don't have any. I know, I know. I'm working on it. The proverb, "Good things come to those who wait," has been promoted to instill the value of patience, but I believe more in the value of hard work as espoused by Abraham Lincoln, "Good things come to those who wait, but only the things leftover by those who hustle."
I guess that's where I have issues in the process to finding an assistant principal position. I've been diligent and dedicated in learning about educational leadership and I expect to be able to put all that I've learned to good use in an administrative job. So far, all I've gotten is waiting. Waiting for a job posting, waiting for an interview, waiting for a callback, waiting for an offer. I hate waiting. I understand that I'll end up where I'm supposed to be, but that doesn't make the waiting any easier.
I'm not the only one that hates waiting. Waiting has been a theme in countless songs throughout the years. The Kinks sang about the hopelessness in waiting in their song, "Tired of Waiting for You." I can particularly relate to the line, "But you keep-a me waiting, all of the time, what can I do?" When waiting, there's nothing that I can do to improve the desired outcome. I can't study any more or work any harder than I already have. That's frustrating.
In "The Waiting," Tom Petty professes, "The waiting is the hardest part." That's completely true. Again, I think waiting is so difficult, because I have no control. Once I've followed hiring protocol, there is nothing more for me to do, but wait and wait.
I mostly relate to the feelings of John Mayer in "Waiting on the World to Change." I've got a lot to offer if just given the chance for a younger generation of leaders to share their knowledge and innovations. "One day our generation is gonna rule the population, so we keep on waiting. Waiting for the world to change."