The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. – Arnold H. Glasow
Hello and welcome to this week’s #Think2Riches – a weekly string that helps you to live rightly through wise thinking.
See, our patience is put on the red line daily; sometimes we can’t just help it than swell up and burst. Anger shows how fierce you are, impatience is considered as strength of a resilient leader. Is it true?
We’ve heard that the patient dog eats the fattest bone. Is that in any way applicable today? We want it quick and fast. Time is money; the internet must be fast and scalable; the orders should arrive now; the teller should quicken up. Many want to be born today, finish schooling now, get married today, a gorgeous apartment now. All, NOW!
The highway traffic is tiring, it’s silly to wait for the traffic light; information is too much, it’s good to have enough. Let me ask you friend, how far can be too far when we talk about patience?
Consider these scenario;
- 100 people were called up for a job interview, for how long should they wait to hear from the recruiting firm?
- KelvinKZ, your closest friend is a blatant liar, for how long can you stay up with him if he doesn’t change?
- The government has failed to restore electricity to your street in 6 months, when is it too early to react?
- You work with integrity, yet you earn scraps. How long should you wait before exploring the dubious paths?
- One of your neighbors plays loud music into the night, when is too soon to report him to the police?
Your instant answers to these questions may differ from what you will do in reality. From the lazy customer service, the idle gate man to the bossy CEO, we are trapped into actions and reactions.
Along the line, something naughty will try out your patience and easily reveal how frail you are. Is patience inborn or can it be acquired? If inborn, can you find it in you? If acquirable, how? Ever heard of patience mastery?
Let us explore that very quickly. 3 ways to slow down while scaling fast.
- There Is No Quick Fix: You don’t want to pluck off the flowers to see how the roots are growing. It takes character to be proactive. Learn the steps, go through the process, enjoy the bumps, it makes your story sweeter. My mum always says, “coming last to the table does not spoil the banquet”
- Do As Much At A Time: You don’t have to burn out to be celebrated or famous. Eat the pie one bit at a time. Divide up your huge bulk of work into workable parts. The work can wait, take in some fresh air, scroll through your lovely pictures and let sweet fragrance bubble in your heart.
- Better Late Than To Be The Late: it takes just a second to cross the thin line between life and death. Let your troubles build patience in you. Patience forges the tempered steel of virtue. Whatever you fear, somehow is also afraid of you. So far you are still alive, let life run through your daily affairs.
So, in this month, welcome the streams of patience into your life. Let your gentle response turn away anger. Let your relationship blossom by patient building and repairing. Let your finances grow by patiently mastering your cash flow. Help your employees smile and joyful by patiently teaching them the bolts and nuts. Cheers and Much Love.
P.S: Thanks for joining me on String 9 of #Think2Riches, a 50-week project that will drive you into right living through wise thinking. Keep tabs every Wednesday.
© Fasoranti Damilola. Life Strategist…helping you to transform your limitless potential into benefits.