September 3, 2015 Why is Patience A Virtue??
When I want something I wanted it 10 minutes ago!
Why do I have to wait for everything that I want?! What’s the deal with waiting for everything? We’ve heard many times over and over again, how patience is a virtue, but how does one cope when they want something right here right now!?
Why is patience a virtue?! Why can’t “Hurry the F&#K Up!” be a virtue?!
Impatience is something that I’ve struggled with for so long. As I write this all I can think about is how fast I can get it done! It makes me wonder what is it that I’m racing to enjoy that I’m willing to give up the precious moment of right now? It’s almost like the present moment never has the same appeal as the future.
“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle.”
Too often when we think about the future, it ruins our ability to see things through today. But as we rush through things on the hopes to get to our destination quicker, we end up missing out on key components. These components are the fine details that set the tone of the level of success we seek. The faster you rush through things, the quality of the work starts to diminish.
When things don’t happen right away, just remember it takes 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce and 13 months to build Toyota.
As impatience would take its toll on me, I found that I would often put forth a lackluster effort just to say I did it and then quit. It was like I was giving up on myself, thinking that the time and work I had to put into something didn’t meet my expectations in a timely fashion. So then, I would end up quitting on projects before they have had a chance to see the light.
50% of men experience Pre-mature Evacuation daily!
You never know when your project is going to hit the mark. But when you quit too soon, there’s potential that you were giving up on something that was about to explode. The worst thing is to see someone else take over from where you left off and hit the mark sooner than you! This happened with the owner of Victoria Secret, who sold his business for $4 million after owning for 5 years in 1982. The new owner brought the business to be worth $5 billion in 2009. The original owner jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
You can’t rush the growth of a tree.
The best things in life are the ones you have to work for over time, and then to enjoy the fruits of your labor. The more time and love you put into a project, the greater the result. The key to finding patience is finding a project or career that you really enjoy doing. It’s normal to fantasize at how great things will become, but not at the expense of living with grace today.
The present buys you the future you seek.
Patience is a virtue because it aligns you with love. How? Well, like I said, when you allow yourself to enjoy the journey, you can take things in stride. You end up working through your projects with focus, persistence and love. Just think of how time flies when you’re having fun. Likewise, when you do things with love, time no longer is a consideration.
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