“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” Joyce Meyer
We tap our feet at the Starbucks counter only to get our coffee and sit at a table..
We rush through the checkout counter when a simple smile and how is your day could make the cashiers day..
We want to move up the ranks without even learning the basics which will make you more successful in the long run.
We ignore the uber driver only to scroll through insta stories. I will admit, I am so bad at this and would probably pay extra for them not to talk to me after a long day of talking to people but you never know what you might learn from them.
We rush around our day to day life when not everyone (cashiers, waiters, colleagues) or everything (animals, cars) runs on your schedule. Relax, shit happens.
We quickly purchase a new car or the nicest apartment when waiting could save you money or allow you to get something nicer in the future.
Not being patient puts you in unnecessary stress and quite frankly makes you look like a jerk.
One thing I learned while traveling is to enjoy the moment, talk to a stranger and don’t move through life like you are always trying to get to the next place. You never know whose day you will make or how much yours will be improved by being more patient.