Wisdom Wednesday: Be Patient!
“I refuse to settle for something less than great. And if it takes a lifetime, then that’s how long I’ll wait.” Dolly Parton
Patient: Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were never annoyed or anxious? Isn’t this the ultimate goal in our daily lives to tolerate delays and problems. I mean they happen to us all lets face it. Even the Bible says “time and unexpected events overtake them all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11
However, if we were patient with these circumstances, and with others, and with ourselves, and with delays, problems, and unexpected events, wouldn’t things be so much easier? I have learned from experience that when you live a patient life your anxiety dissolves itself. What starts to happen is that you do not even notice these delays or problems anymore. Actually that’s because they don’t happen anymore. They kind of go away because your not focusing such negative energy around such troublesome events in your life. Life is easier. You are happier. Sometimes we create the drama and urgent situations ourselves by being impatient, annoyed, and anxious.
This is true with your dreams and goals as well. If your just starting a new business path or learning a new craft you have to be patient. The truth is we never stop learning. You can not know everything in the world. Life is an ongoing process. So you have to be patient and understand that in order to get where you want to be you have to work hard, persevere, be patient, wait and keep working and learning along the way.
Exercise: Practice being patient in your daily life even with annoying, urgent situations and see if they start to disappear…
Just like nature is patient with this little daisy blooming, the cold white world disappears with the change of Seasons bringing a warm colorful Spring.
Here are a few more quotes for you.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” Mae West.
Of course there’s the old standard
“Anything worth having is worth waiting for.” Unknown.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!