Patience is even more of a passive virtue than courage. You know the proverb ‘Haste makes waste’. A hasty man or women can never find out the truth of things. They look only at the surface. They are easily carried away by the appearance of things.
When hasty person makes a mistake, he naturally feels for it afterwards; but he cannot undo the consequences of his hasty conduct.
Whoever wants to lead a higher life must cultivate patience. He must possess an open mind; and be slow to arrive at conclusions. The patient man resolutely declines to be guided by what is immediate, near at hand. In thought, he declines to form his judgments from the external appearance of things. In action, he declines to be led away by the pains and pleasures of the moment. Therefore, when joys come, he is not elated; when sorrows befall, he does not lose heart; these are just the two marked characteristics of a great man.
An old proverb says, “The patient man will rule the world.” It is perfectly true. At any rate, no impatient person ever achieved anything great in life. When you take things patiently, look at difficulties calmly in the face, half their power to overwhelm you is gone. Patience is the greatest ally of courage. He that possesses these two virtues need never despair of succeeds.
The importance of patience should be realized by every individual. Patience in life can make them reach out for the stars. With patience you can avoid making hasty decisions. Life is not about living in the future or in the past. Life is about accepting the present moment.
Whenever you are in any sort of trouble, people often advise you to have patience. Why, instead of advising you about the solution, do they ask you to stay calm and composed and be patient?
In this modern age, most of us have forgotten to be patient and get irritated very quickly over minor things like a traffic jam, stock market ups and downs, a baby crying and such things. In fact, patience is a virtue that everybody must possess. Patience makes us better people.
Here are a few reasons emphasizing the Importance of Patience in life:
Patience Shapes a Talent into Achievement
To shape your talents and inborn abilities into real achievements, you must have patience.
To master any art or to enhance your talent, you need to make continuous effort for a long time.
To achieve your dreams, you must have the zeal to overcome challenges and the power to overcome roadblocks comes only from patience.
While desiring to achieve your dream, you might get intimidated by the huge tasks ahead to achieve it. Divide your task into smaller steps and set a schedule to achieve those steps. It will help you develop patience and achieve your dream in a organized way.
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life ~ Chinese Proverb (Tweet this)
Patience transforms relationships
Sometimes, in our relationships, we become defensive, irritated, and say something to hurt others. We do not realize the importance of patience and end up making hasty decisions. Whenever you feel defensive against the person, try to be patient enough to take time to think over another person’s positive qualities.
Patience helps you to be empathetic
Building empathy towards others is very important if you want to live a hassle-free life. If you get irritated by a crying baby or a loud child playing in front of you, you must think about developing your patience. Patience helps you build empathy towards others.
Patience helps us accept other people as they are and makes us tolerant. By being impatient, you suffer more than other people.
Patience helps acquire positive attitude
If things are not going the way you want them to, instead of getting frustrated, you must learn to be patient. You need to see things and situations in a positive light to make your life happier. And to get that positivity, you need to be patient.
If you find any life situation challenging, or find it difficult to bear, try to re-frame that situation and try to see its positive side.
Patience makes you healthier
Anger and stress are two things that are enough to ruin a person’s health. And patience is the antidote to both these illnesses. Being patient, you can overcome any challenging situation with more flexibility and in a better way. Being stress-free and happy helps you stay you healthier.
You can be patient if you have clear knowledge about your goal and if you are putting the desired effort in the right direction. There are many ways to achieve anything. The trick is to stick to your own plan when others around you seem to be getting ahead much faster than you. Yes, they may be enjoying more success than you, but you know nothing about where they are ultimately headed.
Patience is an important tool in overcoming frustration. Patience allows us to suspend judgment long enough to make informed decisions, thus paving the path to a happy and peaceful life.