Are You Patient Enough To Get What You Want?
The English poet Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie said, “all things come to those who wait”.
When you rush, you push. When you push, you resist. You resist what is and what the possibilities could be. You are trying to make something happen on your time versus the right time and you limit your potential. Your time and the right time for you might be the same, but then again, they might not be.
Patience isn’t being idle, lazy, or waiting around for something to happen. It is doing the work at the speed it takes. What ever speed that happens to be.
For example, say you’ve decided to build a brick wall. In order to build a strong, nice-looking wall, it takes time. It requires your attention and focus for as long as it takes for you to lift each individual brick into place, apply the mortar and tap it into place. Then you have to allow each layer of brick to set long enough before adding the next level.
You can’t rush it. If you do, you’ll end up with a pile of bricks and not the strong, solid wall you want to be proud of.
If you are struggling to do or get something in life that you really want, ask yourself if you are being patient enough with the work it takes to get it.
There is as big of a difference between being idle and being patient as there is between rushing to get something done and doing the necessary work with calm, clarity, and confidence.