Obstacle 52: Impatience

“We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Impatience increases distance. It takes time for an oyster to form a pearl. It takes time to build a skyscraper. It takes time to actualize sustained success.

Banish impatience if you intend to achieve your dreams.  Hyrum Smith says, “Great people achieve more because they are both pragmatic and patient.” Successful people plan success.

Develop long-term and short-term goals. Begin by writing daily goals lists. Specify steps you will take to achieve a success marker.  Be patient with yourself, but move forward.  If you are already writing goal steps, then write longer term stretch goals.

Be patient, there are no overnight successes.

Impatience clouds your vision; it obscures dreams. Success takes time and cannot be rushed. Dreams never ripen before their time.

Opportunity Step: Walk at a slower pace today.

(This is an excerpt from the book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! Buy your copy today for the rest of the story. FREE shipping.

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About AnitaAnswers

I am an encourager who believes in LIFE (learning, information, function, expression). Author: Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!
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2 Responses to Obstacle 52: Impatience

  1. So true. I think many of us engage in “all or nothing” or “get it now or never” thinking, which is a form of impatience, can be quite damaging. Being patient is not a hard concept to grasp, but it is a hard one to live by.

    • AnitaAnswers says:

      Patience, to listen and learn or confirm right paths, is a virtue. The reason patience is difficult to live by is due largely to impatience to slow down enough to evaluate options. I just read an article in O Magazine about Kenneth Branagh who had to teach himself to be more patient using the practice of meditation. He now meditates 30 minutes twice a day.

      Thank you for affirming the essence of patience.

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