If you are going to conquer your life rather than just existing through it you need to learn the importance of patience. It is a virtue. A virtue that will help you at the toughest moments of your life.
Sometimes explanations fall short but quotes get right to the point. We’ll share 7 patience quotes, each of which is unique but still share the same message, a message about how patience is always rewarded with what you want most if you just keep trying till the very last moment.
1. “Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you’ve already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone, and the Time Twister
If it might seem like waiting is all you have been doing, waiting some more might not feel like the right decision for you.
Sometimes waiting patiently is the right things to do, but at the same time waiting and hoping for something to happens without so much as moving a finger to make those things happens is wasting the time.
That’s the only way you could waste your time. That’s not patience, that’s hoping, waiting and praying for a miracle to happen. Why pray when you are the one who can decide which way your life goes?
Just choose to do something about it and have patience when things don’t work out the way you want them to. Don’t give up keep going.
2. “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
Sometimes you need to take a step back and reevaluate things and let things fall as they may and sometimes you need to act out your plan.
You are the only one who knows when exactly to take that step and when the time comes it scare you but you have to see through these obstacles and reach for your goals they are only a few obstacles away.
If you try to jump over all of them in a hurry you’ll fall. If you try to not take the route laden with obstacles that will be a loss as well. It will cage you.
So, when you know it’s the right time take the leap.
3. “Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”
Fulton J. Sheen
Like a picture clicked at a right moment it’s about perfect timing. It is the only way you’ll be able to gain the results that you so eagerly awaited. Waiting will become a lot easier if you decide that the end goal is worth the wait.
If you doubt your goals, you doubt your ability to achieve them. And if you go for the win with these doubts still in your mind they’ll get to you and cripple you.
So, when you have a clear picture of what your life should be like in the future, then plan to achieve it even if you have to wait for it to come to fruition.
Make the right move at the right time. We keep coming back to this point. So, make the click count.
4. “And sure enough, even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.”
Giving up always leads to disappointment and this quote just hammers that point.
If only that man hadn’t given up and waited just a little longer and kept working at it he would have been richer and satisfied.
Not just because he reached the diamonds but also because he worked hard for them. The would have been proud of himself but instead, he chose to give up he decided that he couldn’t take it anymore.
Which led to nothing but years of work wasted and the burden of disappointment as well.
5. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
Remember the story about the goose that laid the golden eggs? What happened to it? The owners of the goose got greedy and decided to gut it, thinking that they would get untold riches (specifically gold) if they cut it open.
But they not only decided to look the gifted horse in the mouth they became greedy. The moral we get from this story is to think before you act, or look before you leap.
If the owners had waited patiently they would have continued to get a gold egg every day. And they would have been rich if they had considered investing it. Their greed and impatience killed a bird that did nothing but gave them every new day.
6. “What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
Impatience is like tears at times utterly useless. You know that crying solves nothing and still you cry. In a similar way, you know that waiting is the only the right choice because your impatience might lead to rash decisions that might result in a lasting outcome.
You don’t even need a teacher to learn about impatience. Each one of us has acted out in the past when things wouldn’t just fall. And we know how much those mistakes set us back.
Don’t worry about how other people fare think about your own experiences. Learn from the past experiences. From them, you can surmise what not to do in the future. Wisdom doesn’t come with the wisdom tooth but you earn it with each of your experiences.
So, you have all the necessary tools to unlock patience. Use the wisdom buried deep inside you to seek and achieve it.
7. “Patience ensures victory.”
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Hard work doesn’t beget punishment. Giving up on years or decades of hard work in fear of failure is what crushes you and that is the punishment.
Hard work and patience together have always been rewarded. All you have to do is wait and not give up. Never give up. When you keep going even in the face of the toughest of challenges that itself is your victory. The final prize becomes a bonus.
Achieving the ability to have patience and bear through all life throws at you is the real prize anything else like we said is a bonus.
It’s quite easy to say or claim that “I don’t have the patience for it.” Why would you say that? It’s not a value one has or doesn’t. It’s a value that has to be cultivated over time and a value that tests your mettle with every important decision of your life.
So, patience is a choice like any other choice you have to make.