Yes, it’s true: life is short. But somewhere in between that and ‘carpe diem‘, we’ve become impatient and restless. It’s easy to chase the instant gratification of today, forgetting that waiting has its own power. We want it all, and we want it yesterday. If life was a marshmallow test, we’d be failing right now.
It’s possible to mistake patience as the absence of action, when really it’s all about the timing of that action – waiting for the right moment, the right outcome. It’s about rejecting our fears of the future and accepting the now. It is a strength born out of understanding, calmness and long-term vision. Yes, patience is a virtue – but it’s also a super power.
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If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor.
The dog chases everything.
The lion waits patiently – he is not distracted from what he wants.