How do you feel when you find yourself enraged about something? What are the consequences you need to face because of that rage? How often do you make it up to yourself and calm your mind? These are some obligating questions that you need to ask yourself if you are easily enraged about something instead of thinking through. The virtue of patience is underrated. Patience is seldom talked about when aspiring something. Finding a way faster is a new direction of life in a fast-growing world. We tend to imagine ourselves being at a place we have always dreamt of. Imagining this position drives desire and we often try to find a way to reach there as fast as possible. Again, patience is obliviated. Warren Buffet laid a beautiful statement, “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” Thus, patience is the key to a calmer life.
The state of being that lies in between experience and reaction is patience. It is the ability to tolerate delay, frustration and anticipation. Needless to say, patience isn’t easy to attain as it seems. In a competitive world, we are always overlooking the outside world, we forget to find us in the track. This makes us impatient and frustrated. Anything that is worthwhile and of importance need time, dedication and efforts to achieve. Even in this generation, patience is a virtue.
Patience is often exhibited behind closed doors. Thus, only you can access and manage it. Patience is something that you can cultivate by practice. The necessity of cultivating patience is quite astounding. Patience can give you better mental health. According to a study, patience reduces depression and negative emotions, perhaps because it can help cope up better with stressful and upsetting situations. Patience is helpful for social connections. While managing relationships, be it with anyone, patience becomes a form and kindness and comfort. It is certain that kindness and comfort are evident in managing social relationships. Patience is a step forward towards our goals. The path to success is long and impatience will only lead to quitting halfway through. Imagine yourself running to reach a destination. If you sprint, you will be able to move faster and quicker in the very beginning. Eventually, the stamina in your body will wear off and you can’t run anymore. But, if you start gradually, you can reach the destination by preserving your stamina. Literally speaking, slow and steady wins the race.
Being patient and being slow have different explanations. Think and act accordingly by being patient.