While uploading files for my latest book, a message popped up to let me know the process might take a while. The screen changed every ten-or-so seconds with updates of the progress. Then, I was surprised to see the message, “It might be a good time for some coffee,” followed by the next suggestion: “and maybe a sandwich.”
I laughed. Yes, the process took a while, but at least the creators of the site had a sense of humor and told the truth.
Be honest with yourself and others. Be willing to take the time to humbly reflect in order to see a situation with a clear perspective. Be bold, patient, and compassionate.