Adopt the pace of nature.
Her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Lessons in the art of patience seem to be on our collective minds these days. It seems difficult for folks today to show patience. With modern conveniences, electronic devices, and multi-tasking, we don’t get much practice to hone this virtue.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people
who get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and, if they can’t find them, make them.
~ G.B. Shaw ~
And perseverance is an inseparable twin of patience. You can’t have one asset without the other.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
~ Alan Lakein ~
And while I am going through the “p” section of the dictionary, let’s not forget about planning. It is the magic ingredient to any successful endeavor. One has to look ahead, imagine how things could be, and formulate a strategy on how to get to that destination.
As I go about my daily life, I wonder if the younger generation is learning these important characteristics and if the older generation has forgotten. Perhaps we should plant a few seeds and get some needed practice.