The Art of Patience a Major Key to your Success – Staying on the Path
You know the saying that “Patience is a Virtue” this is definitely the Golden Rule to Living a Life of Optimal Health, Happiness, Vitality and Success. Developing patience is a daily and life long practice that will support you with perseverance and staying on the path. It is an art that many people do not fully understand, the importance of taking the time to implement into their daily life.
In the world today, of what I refer to as instantaneous combustion. Patience seems to be an art that’s importance has become even more relevant. The reason I refer to the world today, as instantaneous combustion, is because if it doesn’t happen now, anxiety rises, heating up many situations to people being rude, intolerant and rage. Not a great combination for a healthy, happy, peaceful and successful life.
The practice of patience is one of the most important keys to managing your mind, your thoughts and emotions. Enabling you to Build a Brilliant Mind, Positive Relationships, Optimal Health, Happiness and Success.
The first key to developing Patience begins with “Slowing Down”. Here I share with you a Fable Story about the Tortoise and the Hare. A Tortoise and Hare decide to race. The hare is so confident in the lead that he naps while the tortoise keeps going to win.
The Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow. “Do you ever get anywhere?” he asked with a mocking laugh. “Yes,” replied the Tortoise, “and I get there sooner than you think. I’ll run you a race and prove it.”
The Hare was much amused at the idea of running a race with the Tortoise, but for the fun of it he agreed. So, the Fox, who had consented to act as judge, marked the distance and started the runners off.
The Hare was soon far out of sight, and to make the Tortoise feel very deeply, how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a Hare, he lay down beside the course to take a nap until the Tortoise caught up.
The Tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and, after a time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping. But the Hare slept on very peacefully; and when at last he did wake up, the Tortoise was near the goal. The Hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the Tortoise in time and the Tortoise won the race.
“Moral to the Story – Slow and steady wins the race. Never to lose sight of the end result”
I am sure you have come across many people like the hare, in fact there may even been times when you thought similar. To stay on the path toward your Core Desires, Dreams and Goals, it is important to realize that nothing worthwhile is instantaneous and can often be quite difficult.
What is the Art of Learning Patience? What does this Mean?
The Art of learning patience is the ability to tolerate waiting and delays without becoming frustrated or agitated. More importantly, it is the ability to remain calm when facing difficulties and adversity. By controlling one’s restlessness and emotions the person who has learnt the skills of patience is able to effectively control their natural impulses that can make them a person whom they do not want to be, taking them of the path.
This sounds all well and good but to make developing patience easier, it is important to understand the true value of what being patient is all about. How being patient will improve your life. Let’s take a look at how developing your ability to be patient will support you with a healthy and happier life.
The True Value of Patience for Staying Connected and on the Path
It is not uncommon advice that you would have heard throughout your lifetime, to just be patient. it will all work out when things are not happening as fast as you would like. Or when everything is falling apart. As mentioned earlier, that patience is a virtue and that all good things come to those who wait. This of course is sound, intelligent advice that is so often ignored. As a many people have not taken the time to fully understand the true value of patience and the positive impact it will have on their life.
For example: Developing patience will have a profoundly positive impact and improve your relationships with other people as well as your relationship with yourself. Why? Because as human beings we subconsciously value and respect people who display patience. It develops a positive connection in comparison to people who typically get agitated, angry and frustrated.
When patience is practiced, it diminishes the negative emotional impulses, patience enables you to step back from the situation and look at it from a more acceptable perspective. When you step back you gain more clarity and a deeper understanding of what is happening around you. Simply put Patience is about being kind, sensitive and being aware that other people are also going through challenging experiences. It is not “All about YOU”. This opens your emotional gateway to compassion and empathy. Allowing you to also be more compassionate and empathic toward yourself.
Now that your emotions have come to a positive balance, it helps to minimize the stress related to the situation, decreasing the overwhelm. This provides you with a greater sense of self, maintaining your dignity, self-esteem, peace and harmony. This in itself its a major step forward and very successful.
Your ability to think more constructively, analytically, critically and creatively is improved, making it easier to achieve your goals and stay on the path. The result of your improved clarity of thought, will make developing plans easier, overcoming challenges, improving your ability to make positive decisions that support you moving forward to achieving your goals.
Developing patience will have you feeling happier, improving both your emotional and mental health. As you will no longer be drawn in by the changes in circumstances. Having control over your mental and emotional health, is essential to building a brilliant mind. This is where the true power lies in Mastering a Life of Optimal Health, Happiness and Vitality.
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