Patience Is The Key

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It’s a challenge to put ourselves through life’s test by our circumstances and the people around us. We let our impatience take over to the point we get disconnected from who we really are. It’s a sign of weakness that needs hours of practice if we put our minds to it. A lot of effort has to be made in order to master the art of patience. We have to learn to be patient when things don’t go our way and that can be a huge challenge.

We can have patience in every aspect of our lives, and the patience tests us through many circumstances for example, when we're stuck in traffic, our 35-page homework needs to be finished in a week, our child won't stop crying, and loved ones flipping out on us.

We all want our desires fast and quick because we have set up a deadline because we are resistant and doubtful. If our desires don't come before the deadline, we become irritated and hopeless. I wish it was easy to achieve our goals fast, but it's not. We want to get out of a bad situation real quick instead of surrender ourselves to the situation and keep our heads up. When things don’t go our way quickly we become desperate and give up quickly just moments before we’ve reached our goal destination.
If we don’t get what we want immediately we become angry, irritated, desperate,  frustrated and hopeless. It's our spoiled ego who acts like a child wanting everything they point at and demand to have it right now. Don't feed the spoiled ego. Allay your ego and worries.

The question is; how will these emotions solve the problem? Do you want to flip out when there is long traffic and there is a long line for a ticket or do you want to find a solution, breathe deeply and tell your mind that everything's gonna be alright? Patience solves the problem. 

How do we increase a large amount of patience? By letting go of everything we can’t control. Don’t expect anything and let it be as it is. Instead of losing ourselves in a challenging situation we should seek a solution to the tricky circumstance. Know you want something so passionately that you are enjoying the process of achieving your desire.

Tell yourself:
"I know the situation feels like forever, but everything will work out just fine."
"I won't let my desperation control me, because I know my desire will come at the right time when I expect it at least."

Pacify and restart your mind, take a deep breath and try again. If it doesn’t go well the first time, you try again and again until you get it right. In the future, you will become proud of yourself for keeping your head up for so long on your

If someone flips out on you, stay pacified, even if we feel like yelling back will fix the situation. You remain calm and become the bigger person while the other one becomes the low-quality person they are. 

See it in this way; The whole universe didn't happen overnight, neither did the Earth. It took billions of years to perfect the whole universe and planet. If you believe in God, do you think God became desperate and irritated because the process took so long? No, God enjoyed the process of creating the universe as we know it. It's okay to wait for your desires. It makes you more excited to achieve your desire when you get it. 

Nothing can happen overnight. It takes time for the sun to rise over the horizon and flowers to blossom. It takes time to develop our self-love and relationships that need to be fixed if both partners work for it. You gain a huge accomplishment and great character when you mastered the art of patience. In my honest opinion, I think we become more excited when our goals have been achieved because we have waited so long for the desire to come into realization. We are less likely to be excited if we achieve our goals overnight without putting hard work to it. We reward ourselves for the hard work because our patience pays off for the success we have worked consistently on. 


  1. Maybe some pepole can't have this awareness and understanding of the problem. Maybe their fear and the bad emotional state that had been into was bad enough to make them not see the hope you talk about.

  2. Great tips in here!! It's really important to remind yourself that it's gonna be okay because sometimes you get some pretty bad tunnel vision!

  3. Patience is so important. Unfortunately, I'm the least patient person among my friends and I can feel negative impact it has on my life. Time to change something. Thanks for the post!

  4. Patience is a virtue. It is something present in some but needs to be cultivated in others.

  5. I have no patience at all. I'm trying to be better about it because my kids are starting to be impatient like me. I love how you make an example of how earth took time to be created. If you want something great, you have to have patience.

  6. Thank you for this article. There is the saying that "Rome wasn't built in a day", and I think that's very true.