How are you all?
This week’s topic is patience. Why? Because I am not patient at all and I need to learn and I am, so I want to share my thoughts.
I am naturally kind of impulsive and impatient. I want things to be done right away, even though they might need time. Sometimes, you need to let things grow in you because that is how they naturally mature. But to me, that is a hard pill to take. Why wait, right? For example, research needs time to develop; you cannot rush it. A few years ago, I wanted to rush it because I wanted it to be done already. What happened? Well, it still got done in its due time and my only gain was the stress I caused myself. Likewise, I am very keen on personal development, learning from experiences, improving based on this learning etc. But I also want this to be done fast. It is like, ‘Ok, now I know my weakness and what I need to do; I should feel great already!’. But no, making these changes also needs time and they will happen in their due time no matter what we do.
So what do I do to deal with this situation? At first, I usually resist, although I often understand what I need to improve. Then, I accept that I need to improve it with active work and start improving, but when this happens, I expect the situation to be resolved already. Hey, why wait, if I accepted already, right? But no, often the situation improves very slowly until I also accept that it will take time. Only then things get resolved.
Now, I know this process because I have been in it many many times. But does my reaction change with new situations? Nope. Not yet.
What I want to learn is to accept that things take time from the beginning. Hopefully, one day.
How about you? How are you with patience? How do you react to situations like the ones above or others you might share? Let’s discuss patience today.