The Virtue Called Patience And Its Contribution In Your Success!

In the age of snap stories and instant messaging, patience seems to be a long-lost virtue. Instant gratification seems to be the new norm, and people want quick results. People get irritated easily by a slower net speed than a cheating partner. But no matter what the tech-based world may rely on, the key to success still is patience. The art to wait and work diligently, be tenacious in your efforts to get results is something that makes people successful. Doing great things means following through.

If you want to be successful in life, you need to set a goal first. Once the goal is in place, you need to work hard enough to achieve that goal. However, taking action is scary; it takes courage and persistence to set a goal and follow through it until you achieve the desired result. That’s where patience plays a key role. It is the understanding of the concept of time. It is the art of working without results, knowing full well that results will appear with due time. It is the art of hoping, wishing, and working.

Patience And Its Benefits

Patience means being calm amid crisis, amid the big and small curve balls life throws at you. It is through patience that you learn the lessons behind the challenges and grow towards success. Here are the benefits of practicing patience:

Positive Rewards

Impatience or patience both are a habit, and the thing with habits is they can be built or changed. When you lack patience, you delay gratification and experience frustration. Frustration, at times, make you quit the process when all you had to do was hold on and keep working for results. However, the good news is you can change the habit of impatience. Patience can reward you with positive recognition, increased satisfaction, and better results.

Smart Decision Making

Decisions made in haste are often wrong, but if you wait and think through any decision, it is often going to be right. Weigh all its pros and cons, understand, research, and then make an informed decision. Right decisions are more likely to result in favorable outcomes.

Builds Reputation

Successful people have one thing in common, and that is the ability to wait and be patient. They don’t settle for less and work steadily towards the goal. Reaching your goals consistently builds a reputation of an achiever. Persisting despite odds is bound to give you desired results.


Patience increases your threshold of tolerance. It gives you the strength and foresight to accept and overcome the obstacles that might come in your path to success. You respond with more courage and optimism. You are more prepared and ready to achieve results.


Patience gives you hope for a better future. It gives you a belief in your efforts and an assurance that you will achieve your results. It makes you more optimistic about the upcoming future.

How to Practice Patience

Rome wasn’t built in a day- and thus, it clearly means all great things take time. Time is your greatest asset, and how do you use it is what defines your success. It becomes important to understand how to use time such that it promotes progress.

You might have often heard the phrase slow, and steady wins the race. Yes, that’s what you need to do, you need to work a little towards your goal each day. To move forward means investing time, efforts, and energy in your goal. If your goal is to write a novel- you write a page a day, if it is to win a badminton championship- you practice each day to get better at your game. The idea is to practice and become perfect. Consistency is what will give results. Even if the result is a failure, it gives you an idea of what went wrong. It motivates you to do it differently and better.

To practice patience you don’t have to think about the long term result every day. Instead, you need to make short-term goals, ones that will lead to your final goal. It will keep you motivated, and you will also not give-up before success.

Quiet Your Mind

The thing with the world is everyone knows how you should lead your life. But that is not beneficial and makes you anxious. It doesn’t contribute towards the act of patience. People are free to give advice, but the thing is everyone is different. You need to understand this and shut out all the external noise. Stay focused, and be patient. Do not hurry; you will get what you want if you try hard enough.

Being patient means accepting that great things take time and giving time some time. It is knowing that creating your best work will take time; all you have to do is believe and work. If you are not patient, you won’t be able to enjoy the success or learn from failure.

Patience is needed for everything you do in life. Be it achieving a materialistic goal or setting a spiritual goal like healing. Time is an important factor here, which will determine your success based on your behavior and efforts. Even if it is learning how to be more patient, even that will need time. All you have to do is believe as chances are you will fall a million times before achieving the desired result. If you lack patience you will give up too soon. Thus, stay patient, work consistently, and believe for the best is yet to come!

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