Now, this is something that I’ve always struggled with in the past, I was uncontrollable and impatient at times when I most needed not to.
But with my current understanding, and considering how I’ve evolved through the years, I might be able to assist you in this journey towards patience, and how having it could benefit you in these dire times.
We all know,
The world is a messy place, and more often than not, your composure WILL be continuously tested.
So you can see that by having a good deal of patience, you could navigate life more serenely (and less with a frown on your face 😉 ).
But what is patience?
Patience is often “reduced” to just having the ability to wait for a usually long stretch of time in order to gain something… but… it’s more than that.
Patience instead, is the ability to withstand and endure things THROUGH time, while not becoming affected (in a negative way) by external factors outside of your control.
“Can patience really help me? I think you’re just full of sh*t and are always high on some substance, because that’s just not possible that you are that calm, V!”
Aaaaaaaaaaand that’s where you are wrong, my clueless little angry friend.
Let’s talk about it.
You see, unlike some want you to believe, patience is not a thing you’re “just born with”.
That is simply someone mixing up someone else’s tranquil personality, with patience.
Patience is a skill,
And as such needs to be developed, trained.
To fully grasp THE POWER of patience, let me tell you some of the things it can do for you:
- It slows down your reasoning and brings it to a whole another level, making you understand that you can’t rush through everything.
- You become more resilient overall, physically, mentally, emotionally.
- Helps you keep your cool in stressful situations.
- Makes you understand that the good things in life need time, and constant effort.
- You will become and appear more rooted and unaffected by things, in the eyes of people.
- Gives you access to OPPORTUNITIES, by learning to wait for the right one.
- You make better, thoughtful decisions overall.
- Gives you an edge on life.
- You’ll be able to have healthier, happier & more deep relationships.
I could list countless other benefits, but i think you got what i’m trying to say.
By being hasty and thoughtless, you’ll rarely get something good out of it.
That’s why you need to start and cultivate this lifesaving skill.
Think about it:
Especially now, when everything seems to be going down the drain… how do you plan to handle almost seemingly endless days of isolation?
Conflict inside your home?
Any semblance of your hard obtained progress halted?
The sudden and abrupt changes that society is facing?
Bad times in general?
You’ll need to be patient.
Patience is one of those things that could LITERALLY make an impactful difference and, once developed & mastered, make you realize what a stupid spoiled kid you were.
Because right now we’re looking at a society with a “I want it fast, and i want it now” mindset.
And you don’t need me to explain you how many drawbacks this way of living life has.
A person is basically setting itself up for certain failure.
While an individual possessing patience it’s automatically more balanced, centered and sure of himself\herself,
And that’s because patience it’s naturally a grounding force.
There’s a famous way of saying that goes like this:
“Haste makes waste”
And that makes sense, right?
Who do you think has a better chance of surprising their dinner guests?
Someone who bought frozen dishes and quickly placed them in a microwave, hoping for them not to notice,
Someone who instead went through the hassle and the process of making a recipe that probably took a few days of preparation and laborious cooking, but knew that the final result would leave their guests in awe?
Sure, it took more time & work, but the results cannot possibly be compared to the frozen, heartless, bland dish.
Because what you put in the homemade dish was something far more of quality, of value!
Because you poured YOURSELF,
Into the process, without rushing through it, you carefully went ahead and planned every little detail…
Of course in the end, the result it’s INCOMPARABLE!
Needless to say, that in the end to acquire patience you need…patience!
But that’s true! after all it makes sense because being a skill, it needs to be trained like any other skill, but by trying to make little efforts and implementing it, DAY BY DAY
You will start to see results in your life and become amazed on how your approach changes when facing certain situations,
And the great thing is that you can do it TODAY!
You can start by being more lenient with the people around you, by slowing down & acknowledging that in this state of mind you can do great things.
But remember, it’s not all sunshine and flowers – there will be times when you’ll be tempted to lose your temper and scream in someone’s face,
The difference is BOTH in how you react in the moment, and handle the after, this too, is patience.
And tell me how it went, i’d love to hear from you – and if this post has helped you in ANY way, please let me know in the comments.