“He that can have patience,
Good wine, sun ripened tomatoes, the appreciation of a home’s value, and vintage clothing all have one thing in common – time. In other words, someone recognized the potential value in each of these subjects and decided to wait, to hold back . . . to have patience.
Let’s continue this game. What do these concepts have in common? Weight loss, earning a degree, becoming CEO of a company, training for a marathon and becoming a New York Times best selling author? The theme is most definitely perseverance coupled with . . . you’ve got it – patience.
Patience is a hard quality for those who are ambitious to master because everybody seems to want it now . . . everything now. At first glance it is assumed that patience is asking you to be wasteful of your time or even worse, to be lazy. But it is quite the contrary.
I believe without question that patience and perseverance must be married simply because while being patient, you must continue to strive forward, to work towards your dreams and allow yourself to learn, make mistakes and learn some more. It is in this process that one grows and comes closer to their definition of success.