Patience – Easier Said Than Done

Written by Josh Clapp 

 If you're anything like me, you may find yourself lacking patience. We live in a society where we are brought up wanting instant results or immediate recognition for things. If you want something, you have to receive it instantaneously. Now let's slap anxiety on top of that. All that stress and frustration of wanting things right away is amplified a hundred times with anxiety. You overthink things. You beat yourself up and feel like a failure.

I am here to tell you that there is so much truth in the saying "good things come to those who wait."

Perhaps you are not where you want to be just yet but that does not mean you will never get there. Maybe your hard work is not praised the way you want it to be, but there is a rewarding feeling in the idea that all your hard work is allowing you to grow as an individual. It is through hard work and determination that furthers your own understanding of who you are as a person and ultimately helps you better yourself.

I inevitably work myself up, but soon after I realize that it is okay.

Recognize, breath, relax and stay hopeful. That is the helpful strategy I use when I become impatient. The sooner you understand that getting yourself worked up over situations that you cannot control, or allowing them to affect your way of thinking, is when you lose. You need to trust that everything is happening for a reason and you are exactly where you are meant to be. You must keep moving forward; be patient and confident that life will work out in your favour.

Do not overthink and stress over things that are out of your control. Be confident and assertive and your surroundings and your spirit will blossom.

Patience – easier said than done – but I'm working on it.


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