Patience Is Key
It's true, we want, what we want, when we want it, even if at that precise time that we want it, isn't the right time that we should have it. How many heartbreaks have been experienced just because we didn't want to wait on the right person? How many goals went unaccomplished because not enough time and thought was put into preparation? One of the hardest things for most business owners to do is write a business plan. A businesses business plan is essentially what the business is about and who its operations cater to. With that being such an important aspect and the basic starting point, why do some opt to rush through it? Could patience be the key to helping us make better decisions in these areas?
Patience is described as a virtue in the Bible and I can see why. It takes a lot to acquire and maintain this form of discipline especially when living within a readymade society. We're programmed to believe that anything that you want, should be made available at your fingertips. Ovens are becoming a holiday necessity because most meals either come from the drive through or from the microwave. We're told to date vigorously, as to not get your feelings involved, until you find that "perfect" person. We're provided weight loss supplements because being told to eat healthy on a regular basis to eventually see health results would take too long. We're living in a "hot pocket" society.
The act of waiting is in some aspects, no longer waiting. If you're told that the travel time to get from point A to point B is an hour and with the provided information, you try and choose another form of transportation, choose alternative routes, and complain about it throughout the duration of transport, then you have a real problem with waiting. Don't just focus on this scenario, look at how many times you've applied this method of madness to other areas of your life.
Understanding the element of time and that there's a time for everything, will put things in a clearer perspective. Consider a standard size apple tree which takes approximately 5 to 8 years to grow. There's nothing wrong with after planting the seeds to eat apples elsewhere until yours grow. The issue that most people would have with planting an apple tree is the initial step, to first plant the seed. When people find out how long it takes for a beautiful apple tree to blossom, they become discouraged. But if they would consider the fact that a normal home mortgage is for 30 years and children usually aren't able to eat an apple whole until the age of 4 or five, they would change their view.
So with all of this being said, consider for a moment what having patience can do for you and the troubles that you can avoid by not possessing it, all the while enjoying its many benefits.