Deer hunter (released way back in 1997) is a video game where – as the name implies – you hunt deer.

The weird thing about this game was how successful it was.

Despite being panned by critics, it sold a million copies in under a year.

The reason for its success was mostly down to how different it was.

This was truly a one of a kind game. Instead of fighting monsters, or solving puzzles, or quests, or whatever…you…hunted deer. This mostly involved staring at the screen and waiting, waiting, WAITING for the stupid deer to appear. Now, I recently gave this game another go, and it got me thinking about something extremely important.


This is a quality many people lack. They want everything NOW. Whether it’s building their business, increasing subscriber count, or making their first million. As you can imagine, this is far from being a good thing. You end up spending your days in a haze of stress and frustration, which does eventually take its toll.

If you can relate to this, then you need to learn to let go and practice patience.

Believe me your blood pressure will benefit.

Not only that, you might find that you get there faster…

…once you stop worrying about how fast you get there.

The moral of the story is this:

People need to learn how to slow down, relax, and be more patient. Whether you’re standing in line, sitting in traffic, or waiting on a phone call. Realize that you’ll get there when you get there.

In the meantime sit back and enjoy the journey.


Alastair Walton