Saturday, February 16, 2013

Why Patience in the Time of Impatience?

More patience in the time of instant gratification?

Are we listening to? If anything is worth doing, it is worth doing it well. Measure twice, cut once. Read the instructions or follow the recipe.

Have you noticed how impatient we have all become? Above all, have you noticed the strong sense of urgency and rush we have become accustomed to? Patience is an important virtue, especially in times when it is so rare to see it being exercised. Stop, think, and reflect on why you have become so impatient. You probably will come to the same conclusion as I did.  Noisy lives!

There is a lot of power in patience. Here are 7 reasons why we should be more patient.

1)      Patience leads to health and wealth. Reduce blood pressure, adrenaline rushes, and build better relationships.

2)      Patience helps us to learn and grow. Become a better thinker and doer.

3)      Patience builds tolerance and empathy. Have a loving heart for people.

4)      Patience builds hope and faith. Love yourself and those around you.

5)      Patience helps us make better decisions. Think systematically and see the whole picture.

6)      Patience creates excellence. Patience compounds over time.

7)      Patience feeds our souls and spirits. Grow in humanity.

The secret of life is found in the seconds between stimulus and response. It takes patience to respond instead of reacting to the overwhelming amount of stimulus we are all exposed on a daily basis. Exercise patience and you will be better for it.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others!
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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