"The most important thing is to not let yourself get impatient," Reiko said. "This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to figure it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time. Do you think you can do that?"
Excerpt from Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood
It felt like Mr. Murakami was talking directly to me, telling me to STOP! WAIT! And listen to my instincts.
The metaphor of yanking on a thread is also brilliant.
(Photo by a friend taken in Guatemala)