Manufacture Your Day by BEING PATIENT
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow
Every person is unique and has his or her own challenges. People have a different risk threshold, and make decisions at their own speed. If we would be more considerate and patient, we would be able to build better relationships.
My mom had a favourite Chinese proverb that says: “If you are in a hurry, go slowly.” She told me that she has learned over the years how true this is. Is it possible that something unexpected will happen when you rush out the door? If we don’t pay enough attention to the task at hand, small little accidents can occur.
Why do we so often think that faster is better? Let’s keep in mind that going at a fast pace and demonstrating impatience won’t serve you in the long run.
If you are patient, you will
- be calmer when the traffic is unexpectedly heavy.
- experience fewer stressful confrontations at home and at work.
- take more time to listen to what other people have to say.
- appear more balanced and relaxed.
- be more likely to achieve a greater level of excellence.
Many people prefer shortcuts and the easy way out BUT there are people who are prepared to go the extra mile. They have the drive and the willingness to get a little bit better each day. This is truly commendable and inspiring.
People who want to get better, always will. You can take my word for it.
Please be patient with yourself and be patient with others. If you manage to do that, you will notice an immediate difference.
I am sending you positive vibes.
Food for Thought:
Are there times when you could be more patient?
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