In a world that’s propelling at a ridiculously high speed, at times we need to sit back and take our time. We want things to happen yesterday which can be unhealthy.

Nature at times hurdle great barriers at us from an equally great height which can result in stopping us dead in our tracks.

This can be frustrating and can often result in tearing out ones hair! However sometimes do you think that these hurdles have been thrown at us for a reason? Is it natures way of telling us to slow down?

I found this off the Internet it makes a lot of sense!

Why should you be patient? What are the benefits of it? And how will it help propel your career? Patience is strength of the mind and heart – as depicted by the Chinese symbol for patience. When you have this strength at work, you will be able to face adversity that comes your way. You will be able to dissolve insults and wrongful accusations. With patience you can deal with an angry boss and an unreasonable colleague.

Do not misinterpret patience as a denial of your feelings. Patience is the ability to stay above anger, irritation and resentment. You acknowledge the feeling and you resolve to dissolve it. When you are patient at work, you have clarity of mind. That allows you to concentrate better and drive better work efficiency.

Have you ever heard of someone who likes to work with people who are impatient? Someone who is angry all the time? I would guess the answer is NO.

Having patience also means having the qualities of quiet steady perseverance. You must have steady persistence in your course of action when met with obstacles, challenges and discouragement. Only then will you keep going to meet success. Patience provides the stamina for you to meet with career success. One who can bear the pain of a blade on one’s heart truly has patience as the Chinese symbol for patience demonstrates.

Patience is also needed to accept the pain of rites of passage. In your junior years at work, you will be subjected to these rites of passage – both formal and informal. It is part of working life in order for your status to rise in your company.

People who do not have such patience usually do not last in the company they work.

There is a Chinese saying that goes like this:
The rich with patience will protect his home,
The poor with patience will save him from humiliation,
The father and son who is patient shows affection,
The siblings who are with patient shows sincerity,
The friend who is patient makes their relationship longer,
The couple that is patient lives in harmony.

I may add, the worker who is patient rises high in the company.

Sages from the past, from different cultures have always propagated patience. The lessons to be forbearing, forgiving and to endure in order to carry out an important mission have been taught for ages.

If you can practice this virtue with excellence, there is no telling how far it can propel your career!

Catherine x

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