Developing the skill of patience…
Now, now, now, now, now!! My mind screams at me sometimes which reminds me of how far I have come, but also is a process check on how far I have to go. I am not always the most patient person, especially as it relates to me getting ahead. When I set a goal I want to reach said goal as quickly as possible.
And as much as I work on being patient there are those moments when I get frustrated because things are not moving at the pace that suits me. Then I try to curtail these thoughts of frustration with “everything happens for a reason and in the right time and in the right order.” I have to remind myself of this mantra often.
In the world we live I can have virtually anything I want when I want it, how I want it and where I want it. I click a button and 30 minutes later food from any restaurant I choose can be on my doorstep. But as convenient as life has become in the civilized world there are still inescapable facts and one of those facts is that sometimes we have to wait. Honestly, it pains me to even type that last sentence.
Waiting is tough. Waiting means certain parts are out of our control. Waiting means you might not be ready. Waiting means the timing might not be right. Waiting means discipline.
Here’s the thing: patience is a skill that can be developed.
For some patience comes more easily than for others, but patience can be honed and crafted into a weapon. And I believe patience might be one of the most under-appreciated weapons in an achievers arsenal.