Let's face it; patience is something that we all struggle with from time to time. Especially if it involves waiting for something we want; we want it now and can't get it soon enough. Today's society is not helping matters any. Sure, we can obtain anything we want to be delivered in a couple of days to a week. Technology is advancing fast, and time is a luxury we can not spare. We are pressured daily. Everyone is bidding our attention for one reason: our jobs, family, social media, smartphones; you name it. Please realize that the pressure of either pleasing others or not disappointing them makes us hurry and act hastily.
All of these happenings are setting us up for failure in some areas. Certain things in our life take time to develop. Let's be honest; our cardinal values and desires take time and patience to build and materialize for our benefit. Be it our personal development, relationships, career, education, etc. We must focus on what is relevant and strengthen our resolve, both in the short-term and long-term events of our life.
So how can we become more patient in a world that teaches instant gratification? It is taking steps one at a time, being kind, compassionate, and loving to all involved, including ourselves. Be in the present moment and accept the current situation. Do not be in such a rush; this only makes life less enjoyable, in which we do not get to experience all of the opportunities for happiness and simple pleasures. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. Have patience with the capacity to accept delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. Life will pass you by before you know it. Don't take life or yourself so seriously; that little kid you once were is still in there; let them come out and play. Stop and smell the roses; life is not a race or a competition. Patience is a skill that can be learned and practiced, resulting from choosing to emphasize thinking over feeling. No one says increasing your patience is easy. But, with daily practice, you may be calmer and more willing to give others the benefit of the doubt — and maybe even give yourself a break occasionally. This covers the short-term era onto the long game.
Furthermore, think of your life as a book with several chapters. Although the first part of the body, the early years of your life was drafted. You can determine your book's title, body, and several chapters with a happy ending. Do your best to have patience and develop a sense of composure. Besides, Rome was not built in a day or even a year or more, and neither will the things you hold near and dear to your heart. We must be determined in our efforts to accomplish goals worth our while. Any setbacks we work through will only make us stronger and more resilient from now on. Our perception of how things are going affects us tremendously. How you handle the bumps in the road to your destination will also determine your degree of gratitude and joyousness for the journey and eventual arrival. Patience is a virtue worth striving for and reaps many rewards from its champion.
"Patience is when you're supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand." —Anonymous.
"Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself." —Francis de Sales
"To lose patience is to lose the battle." —Mahatma Gandhi.
"I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me." —Louise Hay.
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." —Leo Tolstoy.
"When you have self-knowledge, you're naturally calm and poised.
You overcome obstacles with ease. They are part of your plan." —Maxime Lagacé.
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." —Lao Tzu.
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." —Confucius.
"Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead." —Mary Pierce.
"Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything." —George Bernard Shaw.