Having patience and the process of developing it is a process that naturally takes time, but teaches us many things. Those two things alone are benefits that we see immediately as we work towards being more patient individuals and letting go of our impatience.
But there is a little more to that process, namely in the benefits that removing our impatience can help.
I’d like to talk a little about it today as I’ve been thinking about it and came upon this revelation in recent months.
Removing our impatience is a form of self reliance.
It sounds weird, but it does actually make sense when you think more about it.
Removing Impatience Develops Understanding
As I’ve said a few times, developing patience is simply the act of removing our reasoning for being impatient. We figure out why we are so impatient with ourselves or in certain situations.
In order to do that we need to discover more about ourselves.
What exactly is driving us down this pathway exactly?
In the end, that reason and removing it can only be done by ourselves.
For this reason, we need to rely more on ourselves and skills in order to improve ourselves.
By all means others can help, but the only person that can move you forward is yourself.
And with each of these steps that we take, the more that we can rely on ourselves for other things in our lives.
Only You Fully Understand Yourself
Speaking of outside help, it can be good of course, but as I mentioned above the only way you can move forward is if you do it yourself. Developing patience at the end of the day is an inside job.
In fact, everything about us is an inside job. After all, we only take action when we feel inspired by someone or something. When we have a reason to move forward.
But for all of this to happen, it is necessary for us to have a grasp of ourselves.
Only we have a full grasp of our situation and even explaining it may not be enough.
Remember each person thinks differently and the words we say were chosen for a specific reason.
Not to say we need to deeply read into our word choice, but it’s you who understands the most out of any given situation pertaining specifically and explicitly to you.
This is why you have to rely more on yourself in this situation.
The Road To Patience Is A Rite Of Passage
The last thing that I believe makes patience a form of self reliance is my own journey. In fact all of our journeys.
It’s obvious that it takes time and that a lot of people are impatient. People expect instant results and will even go out of their way to fire coaches, mentors, and employees simply on the grounds that it takes them months rather than weeks to get results.
For sure people can do things quickly.
Tim Ferriss has written a book on working for four fucking hours a week and there’s a swarm of articles that talk about efficiency productivity hacks and more.
However all of those things take time and not every person realizes those exist until they are exposed to it.
You can’t blame yourself for not knowing, but at the same time it took you a while to get there.
I say patience is a rite of passage because getting over our impatience is vital to our survival.
If you lack patience, you won’t be staying in the game for long. Because the object of self improvement and business isn’t to get through all of this stuff as quickly as possible.
It’s about surviving.
And businesses and some people know that.
That’s because they’ve gotten over that hump a long time ago and we can certainly do the same.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 79 of 91 of this series.
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