Developing Patience.

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
April 21, 2011 6:22pm CST
Giving ourselves time to think about our decisions before we act on them helps us develop patience with ourselves. It is easy to want to escape our lives and make hasty choices. We may think that such choices will infuse our lives with adventure and excitement especially when we are young, when in fact our impatience will only lead to greater frustration. By making the choice to wait, we are able to find ways to change our lives that will have lasting and more positive effects. Developing patience will create the space to think before we act, and will allow us to make wiser choices. Do you agree?
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• United States
22 Apr 11
It is my thoughts that developing patience allows us to think about the what ifs with all our decisions. Which the allows us to make the right choices. Sometimes even with patience and well though out plans we can make a few bad choices. However, we do not have regrets because we actually though it would be best for us to begin with.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Apr 11
Hi hardwokinggurl, It's very true that we don't always make the best choices, even when we patiently take our time, but the chances are better. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Yes, good things happen to those who wait ,and I need to acquire more patience since I'm too hyper and I always want everything to happen at once. Is important to always have these three things in mind: Stop, Think, and React. You can avoid a lot of problems if you follow this particular technique in Life.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi Mirita, My father had a saying "sleep on it". It wasn't always what I wanted to hear as a teenager lol! Most people mellow out as they get older. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
27 Apr 11
Well, sleep on it makes sense to me. LOL
@savypat (20248)
• United States
24 Apr 11
Unfortunately, time is not always available when making decisions. But when we do have that option it is certianly wise to use it.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
HI savypat, You are right that time is not always available when making decisions. It is then that we we have to make use of the little time that we have. Going within, if only for a moment, will always help. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
@bird123 (10265)
• United States
24 Apr 11
Problems in our lives are meant to be solved. If we run from our problems, they follow us. Patience isn't always easy to acquire in this have it now world. You are right that reacting to life often results in bad choices. Thinking then acting will always bring the better results.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi bird, I always enjoy your responses and thank you for coming here once again. I agree that problems are meant to be solved and that we never gain anything by running away. The young are usually impatient but I think that most people mellow as they get older. Hopefully this means that we are learning to be more patient. Blessings.
• Mexico
22 Apr 11
Hi Pose: It's being a while since I've seen you here. It's always nice to participate on your discussions. I agree with what you've say. Even if I can be considered to be young I have this same forumla and in general i feel proud when I ca take my time to make a decision. I am a patient person and i don't like to be pressured to make a decision. It's better to think about your options clear and slowly. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi starsailover, Thank you for those kind words. I'm not as active here as I have been, but hopefully that will change. I was sick for some time and haven't really got back into things as before. I'm pleased of course that you enjoy my discussions and we agree on the importance of having patience. Blessings.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Hi, Pose....I think all of us make hasty choices which turn out to be wrong ones when we are young. That's the way one gains the experience and learns to think things through for the next venture. I know I've made some doozies in my lifetime and there are several times I've wished for a do-over. Since that can't be, I have learned to just take my time with any new decisions. I've mellowed out quite a bit over the years. I suppose that comes from having learned a bit of patience.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi yoyo, How true that is for most of us! I know that I've often wished that I could do things over, but as you say that isn't the way it works. I hope that I've mellowed out over the years as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Blessings.
@kalav56 (11504)
• India
22 Apr 11
Very true.I agree fully with you. Basically, we need to exercise self-control, curb our impulses and look at things rationally before we reach a decision.If we learn to cultivate patience things have a way of sorting themselves out. At t imes , our viewpoint changes too as we develop patience.THis developing patience and making wise decisions improve us as well as our own decision making skill.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi kalav, Thank you for responding and I agree. Youth of course is known for it's impatience and I remember as a teenager being that way. When I became excited about wanting to do something, my father would sometimes say "sleep on it". Not exactly what a teenager wants to hear lol! Blessings.
@danitykane (3196)
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
Hi Pose, I really agree on that. Patience is a virtue as they say and it is something that I really need to have most of the time.LOL! Being patient is vital if you want to be really successful in life. Living in a fast-paced world let me want to have things really fast or in an instant that I sometimes fail appreciate life's journeys. Being patient humbled us, it let us think more wiser and decide on things a lot better. Happy Lotting!
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
27 Apr 11
Hi danitykane, Thank you for responding and we agree. Blessings.