How many of us lose our patience because we haven’t got time to listen to others because of our hurried lives? I feel we have less time now, than when I was growing up.
We’re also focusing on the wrong things, making things instead of people our priority. The world is moving quickly and in order to keep pace we need to move with it. It doesn’t help of course, when others aren’t moving with us.
When we feel anxious, unhappy, or worried about something we have no patience. Do we see ourselves as being the impatient ones, or do we just see other people being the difficult ones? I believe circumstances can influence the way we feel about ourselves and about others. When we’re less happy, we will have less patience towards others. We lose sight of the importance of patience.
So how do we learn the art of being patient? Luckily being patient is something that we can all nurture and cultivate, but it’s important for us to go back to basics and work on the assumption that things will inevitably take time to complete. We must challenge ourselves to be more accepting of the things that need time. Things happen and complete all in good time.
Impatient people want things done yesterday? They certainly don’t waste time in getting the job done, but they’re forgetting to enjoy the experience that goes with it. Working on a project, however long that project takes, is an experience. Perhaps that’s something we should embrace more of.
Obviously when it comes to family, patience is vital. It’s a key part to the foundation of a happy childhood. Bringing children up without patience will only ever amount to being a chore. It’s important to nurture the parent and children relationship. Without it, there can be no meaningful relationship.
All relationships need time and patience, but I honestly believe that once we’ve mastered it, we will go on to replicate success in so many areas of our lives; not just with our children.