The importance of patience

How many of us lose our patience because we haven’t got time to listen? We’re focusing on the wrong things, making things a priority, instead of people.

The world is moving quickly and in order to keep pace we’re moving with it, but it doesn’t help when others aren’t moving with us. When we feel anxious, concerned or worried about something we have little patience.

Do we see ourselves as being impatient, or do we just see others being difficult? Circumstances will influence the way we feel about ourselves and others.

We can be impatient, but being patient is something we can all nurture and cultivate, but we must go back to basics first. We must challenge ourselves to wait. Things happen all in good time.

Impatient people want things done yesterday. They don’t waste time in getting the job done, but they’re forgetting to enjoy the experience that goes with it. When it comes to people, patience is important; not everyone will get something the first time.

Being patient is a key component and forms the basis of a happy childhood. It is important to nurture the parent and children relationship, through patience. All relationships need time and patience.

Patience, once you’ve mastered it, we will go on to replicate success in others areas of your life.

18 Jul, 2011

6 thoughts on “The importance of patience

  1. I have had to learn this skill living with an elderly father who has very little patience.

    If he wants something done it has to be now, not 10 minutes from now. The thing I hate the most is when I return home and he is on at me to do something even before I set foot in the door. That drives me crazy.

    Since my mother’s death and having to deal with my father on a daily basis I understand my mother so much more now than before. I understand why she did the things she did, because I do them now to deal with my father so that I can keep the peace.

    It is worth it in the end, less fighting and bad feelings. We have learned to co exist which is important.

    1. You make the best of what you have with your father.

      Learning how to be patient and to be accepting of where you are with him has given you that. As you say it makes for an easier life; less fighting and less bad feelings between you.

  2. I have gotten a lot better than I used to be.

    I used to want things done yesterday. I do still get impatient but mostly at the doctor’s office when I have to sit there for 2 hours for an appointment that was scheduled for 2 hours ago. I know things happen, but doctors are the world’s worst at scheduling appointments only 10 minutes apart, knowing it’ll take at least 30 minutes for a decent one to take place.

    I get impatient with drivers, especially the ones going the speed limit or below the speed limit that drive in the passing lane. Other than that I’m pretty patient with most everybody else.

    I guess my downfall is expecting others to treat me with the same respect as I treat them with.
    When we’re impatient we tend to also make mistakes more easily because we’re in a hurry to get it done.

    1. You are right, all these things can make us impatient; but it’s important for us to accept the need for us to be more patient in any circumstances.

      It’s the only way we feel happier and less stressed.

  3. I have little patience for things that annoy me, like poor drivers and clients’ that pester me; but I am learning to have more patience for things that matter.

    1. It’s very easy to have little patience for poor drivers and clients that constantly pester, but it’s so important to have patience regardless of who’s doing what. If we have little or no patience we will continue to get caught up on all that we’re trying to avoid like stress.

      Once we’ve mastered the art of being patient I believe we will go on to lead more peaceful and stress free lives.

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