More than just a Virtue

pa·tience ˈpāSHəns/ noun \
1. the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
“You can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross”

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Let’s be real. In an age where knowledge is at the tip of our fingers and we can get most of what we need almost instantly, learning the art of being patient has become exponentially harder. Instant gratification and results are what we yearn for and expect. Go to the gym for a month and eat healthy but see no results. Some are likely to give up thinking it’s just too hard or not worth it or that they just aren’t good enough. patience

Sometimes patience in the process is internal trust and confidence. When you try and try but see nothing happening it’s a confidence kicker. Think about it this way. Have you ever lost a game or asked someone out and they turned you down? Did you keep trying? Probably in sports but maybe also with the person (not to the point of creepy, we’re sure). Rejection and failure is a tough pill to swallow. It’s also extremely necessary.

Having patience that your hard work is moving you in the right direction is crucial. Unless you keep trying you won’t know how far your limits are. You become complacent and you slowly kill your creativity. Pushing yourself further and having patience patience-deems-resultslets you think of creative new ways to hit your goals. You learn from mistakes and sometimes, you get over the fact that not everything is immediate, and you really see what you’re made of as a person.

Being patient isn’t easy. Sometimes worry can feel overwhelming and consume your thoughts. When that happens just think “Fear doesn’t keep the plane in the air” and KEEP GOING!

You. Got. This!  

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