This one strength will benefit you in every area of your life. When things get uncomfortable in life, patience is a virtue and it will help you deal with the discomfort in a way that's best suited for you and the people around you.
But in today's world, where we have access to information and order whatever we want within a few clicks of some buttons, patience can be hard to come by. We want what we want, when we want, which is usually right away !
More and more we are seeing that things can come in really fast, and in many cases we are used to getting what we want within the same day itself. The problem is that while some things have become quicker to acquire in life, there are still many more important things that require a lot of time to come, and in order to acquire those things, patience is necessary.
Moreover, life doesn’t run on a set schedule.
We all know the story of the Hare and the Tortoise, but despite everyone knowing it, no one has taken it to heart and following it. Focus more on consistent and steady improvements in the way you work and in the way you live. Slow and steady does win the race.
A lovely wine takes time to mature, a garden takes time to grow green and bloom... anything worthwhile takes time.
Being impatient can do some real negative things to you and your life -
- affect your health and your happiness.
- wastes your time.
- puts you under a lot of stress.
- It can cause you to feel self-doubt and decrease your confidence level.
1. Impatience only causes stress, anxiety, and frustration, which makes the time between now and when you get something much more difficult than it needs to be. The ability to wait for something without getting upset is a valuable quality for your health and happiness, and it ensures you don’t waste any time on useless behaviors that don’t change reality in any way, shape, or form.
2. Great things take time. Good things take time. You've heard this many times and it's as true as it can be. In other words, you can't simply plant a seed for a great idea and expect it to grow in a day. It needs nurturing and time in order to grow into something big.
3. Everything and Everyone does not run on your schedule. When you are impatient, you are often demanding that other people run on your schedule. This is a very selfish and self-absorbed way of viewing and interacting with other people.
4. Waiting for the right time and right thing is very important at many times. This applies to relationships too.
5. Things look clearer with time. Things happen in life for a reason. Sometimes you are met with an obstacle so that you can improve something about yourself or shift the way you are doing something and get better results. It’s not always clear when that is happening though, which is why patience is a virtue! With time, past events , so devastating or not understandable at the time, starts to look clearer and makes more sense. You learn what you can from it at this point in time only.
6. Patience helps you make clearer, better decisions and make better choices.
So the next time you're in a situation, give it some time , some patience and let it reveal a solution on its own. Patience truly is a virtue.