Benefits of Patience
Patience is necessary for Success. It is said that "all good things come to those who wait" If we wish to achieve anything of significance, we cannot expect to achieve it overnight. For example many of our great scientists have remarked how their scientific discoveries came only through patient perseverance. Einstein said Genius was 99% perspiration and only 1% inspiration. To achieve anything great in life we have to develop patience.
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent." -- Sir Isaac Newton
Patience teaches us to value the effort and not just the success. It is a mistake to think that ...view middle of the document...
Structure and discipline are especially useful in areas where regular, routine tasks are done. Taking time to put together a procedure and being patient enough to follow it provides an audit trail, a check list and a plan for people to follow in the future.
- Respect for others matters in relationships. Being patient with others is good manners. We should treat people how we would like to be treated, and that includes when they have a different outlook, point of view or way of doing things. Being patient enables us to appreciate their stance on matters and as a consequence, we may even discover new ways of looking at things or encourage input into important areas, perhaps even introducing ideas that we had not considered before.
- Patience when we teach others allows them to learn at their own pace and feel fine about asking questions in order to clarify what they have learned. This way they grow in confidence with their new skills. People are often more prepared to have a go, risk doing something new if they know that they are in a supportive, patient environment. If they fear being shouted at or embarrassed they are less likely to volunteer.
- The bigger picture widens our perspective. When we are patient we take more time and are in a calmer frame of mind. Then we are more receptive to different...