Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 305 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
The Power of Patience
Thank you for joining us for our 7 days a week, 7 minutes of wisdom podcast. This is Day 305 of our trek, and yesterday we compared and contrasted the trails of popularity and success with the integrity trail. We determined that it is indeed possible to have both and not compromise your integrity. Today we will hike on a power trail called patience. This is a difficult trail for all of us, but it is so important that we conquer it.
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We are recording our podcast from our studio at The Big House in Marietta, Ohio. As we look at the client work that needs to be completed in the next few months and some of our projects that we would like to implement, I have to admit that I do become impatient waiting. I would like to accomplish all of these tasks in a much shorter time period than our available time allows. As I have matured and become wiser, I realize that there is no need to rush and that everything that needs to be accomplished will be in its own time. I take encouragement from the practical advice found in Ecclesiastes 3:11, "Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end."
So let’s head out for today as we navigate a difficult trail and discover the...
Power of Patience
To quote an old proverb, "You can’t unring a bell.” Let me ask you this question, “Do you act on impulse and do damage control or manage when and how you ring that bell?” When you practice being patient, you will recognize the benefits immediately both for those that you impact and for yourself. Patience does not always mean inaction. It shows your ability to make wise, well thought out decisions on a timely basis especially when it involves dealing with others. You are always being watched for your actions and reactions in life. Patience is considered a virtue, but most people don’t feel that they have the high moral standards and unwavering maturity required for patience. We need to understand that impatience can lead to poor behavior, anger, and intolerance, which are character traits that are not desirable. So, how do we learn the power and practice of patience? How can we manage our feelings and recognize our triggers that lead to impatience?
· The Signs of Impatience
One of the greatest and most difficult skills that I have to learn to develop is the power of patience. It has helped me personally and professionally more than any courses that I have ever taken.
The people that have the most positive impact on our lives were patient people who took the time to explain concepts to teach us and care for us. The result of learning this important skill is that it can help you develop every relationship in your life both personal and professional.
All of us are leaders in some aspect of life. As a leader, you must be decisive but also show patience as necessary. You will need to know when to be patient and when to immediately take action. In both instances, how you behave is critical to the outcome.
We have all seen the signs of impatience. You can see it in someone’s eyes, their actions,