I have another good quote. Of course, I don't know where it's from. But I found it to be something I've been thinking about for the past couple of months:
The 2 hardest things in life to deal with are:
- The patience to wait for what we want.
- The courage to deal with all we encounter along the way.
At first glance, that doesn't seem like it would be that big of a deal, patiently waiting for what you want, and dealing with what goes on during the time it takes to get it.
But this quote addresses a couple of my biggest problems: patience and courage.
I think I am getting better, though, especially in my 40s. At least I am willing to admit to myself when certain hard situations scare me and render my courage a bit shaky. I wasn't so willing to admit this in my younger years. But as I get older I have learned to understand that there will be obstacles along the way in life. And for myself, those can be external or even internal in nature. I am learning that I must identify the problem and battle through it if I am going to grow.
And I have also learned that it's not the desired destination that's always important, it's the 1000 things I learn along the way that are just as important and equip me to handle that final destination.
So I am understanding patience and courage are important...
But what scares me is the microwave times we live in... where everything is becoming more and more instantaneous. And this instantaneous nature isn't applicable to all areas of life. Personal growth, for example, is NOT an instantaneous event. It takes patience. And Lord knows, it takes courage.
So I think that's a good quote. It reminds me to be always mindful of my weaker areas of patience and courage.
I hope it's helpful to you, too.
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