Patience

“Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.” – Ram Dass

Patience is the display of tolerance while awaiting an outcome. You are presented with the lesson of patience the moment you try to create a change within yourself. You expect immediate results and are often disappointed when your first few attempts to follow through fall short. When people who try to lose weight cheat on their diets, they get very frustrated with themselves for not being able to stay with their new eating regime and berate themselves for not changing their patterns.

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As you already know, change is rarely easy, and you need to exercise gentleness and patience with yourself as you work your way through this process. Growth can be a slow, painstaking process and patience will provide you with the stamina you need to become the person you want to be.

If you absolutely hate getting stuck in traffic, chances are you need a little work in the area of patience. And, chances are, you will probably get stuck in more traffic jams than someone who has no issue with patience— and not simply because the universe has a sense of humor. You will just notice the traffic more than someone who has no issues with it.

Remember, a lesson will be repeated until learned. It just takes a little patience.

IF Life is a Game, These are the Rules – Cherie Carter – Scott, Ph.D
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