Patience – Cool, calm and collected

There are many ways that describe “PATIENCE” such as the capacity to accept or tolerate, to delay trouble or suffering. In simple terms, it is the ability to wait for something, calmly without getting angry and complaining. To be “PATIENT” is extremely important, especially in overcoming frustration, for example, over a spat of some sort, because, when you become angry and stressful, it is detrimental to your wellbeing and ruining your health. “PATIENCE” allows us to make informed decisions, paving our way to a happy, peaceful life. Personally, I respect, value, and admire the whole display of ‘PATIENCE’, others might or will just get agitated. Speaking from experience, at a certain stage in my life, I was a very ‘IMPATIENT’ person, but with time, recognized that fault and corrected it immediately.
“PATIENCE” allows us to be in direct control of ourselves. This is important because the most powerful aid to success is self-possession. When you are “PATIENT”, you allow yourself that space, that time offers you to choose how to respond to any eventuality, rather than being hijacked by all the emotions. In other words, it allows us to be gathered, no matter what happens, where and when. “PATIENCE” can also be regarded as a skill, maybe you own it, maybe you do not. If you don’t, do not panic, because you can work on your ability to be “PATIENT”. To help you in trying to achieve this, I’ve come up with four simple pointers
1) Teach yourself to wait ( rather lose a minute in your life, than your life in a minute)
2) Stop doing things that are not important (use your energy wisely (set goals). 3) Be mindful of what makes you impatient (once known, work on them)
4) Relax and take deep breaths (take 20 minutes and think deep).
You might interpret this as a waste of time, but as I have told, before, that there is no such thing as a waste of time, but yes, a waste of life. Do not hesitate to take that very important step “TODAY”. By learning how to be “PATIENT” early in your life, you will prolong your lifetime, as you will be on track, rather sooner, than later.
I personally believe that “PATIENCE” is a “VIRTUE” because it is an admirable quality to possess. If you accept that the four most important “VIRTUES” are:
1) Wisdom
2) Authority
3) Compassion and
4) Honour
then you will see that they all belong to the same toolset. To inherit these four you will require SELF-CONTROL, WILLPOWER, INSIGHT, DETERMINATION, and COURAGE. “THINK ABOUT IT!
LOOK AT NATURE! NOTHING IS IN A HURRY, IT MOVES AT ITS OWN PACE, YET, ALL IS ACHIEVED. JUST TAKE TIME, DO NOT HURRY, THINK AND EVENTUALLY ALL WILL TURNOUT IN YOUR FAVOR. ENJOY!