My guess is that most of us feel as though there is always far more to do at the end of each day than there is time to do it. Our fast-paced world threatens to steamroll us if we can’t keep up.
This demands effective prioritisation from us. Because 30 pounds just won’t fit into a 15-pound bag, we have to be intentional about what we put in and what we leave out. But this can also lead to impatience because we want to squeeze in as much as possible.
We tell ourselves that if we could just do things a little faster or if we could do more than one thing at a time, we might be able to squeeze 20 pounds into our 15-pound bag. In this subtle way, a propensity to impatience can and often does gain a foothold in our lives.