Today’s world is a need it right now world. Emails, text messages, and cellular telephones have made us much more accessible and our level of accountability much higher. The expectations for immediate attention are overwhelming and can negatively impact our productivity and patience.
However, learning to be more patient can increase feelings of happiness as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Patience can also improve productivity because it creates a clearer state of mind, which always improves life.
Patience is becoming a lost art. We sometimes feel others becoming more impatient with us if we are not quick to answer or respond right away which only exacerbates our own impatience. However, most things worth having take time to obtain – they take patience. Art cannot be rushed and patience cannot be lost if the painting of ones life is to be finished.
The ability to reframe a situation by looking at it from a different point-of-view is a great way to restore the art of patience. Too often we want to rush through the here and now to get to the thing we are waiting for and anticipating. But rather than dreading the wait, learn to become excited by it!
The journey, the waiting, may have a more significant impact than the end result. Your impatience may keep you from gaining this experience. Better patience, however will always be the ideal catalyst for growth to occur.
So embrace a renaissance in the art of patience and you will find yourself amidst a beautiful life!
Peace and Love, Jim