When going after any goal or dream, developing patience is a real must.

Developing PatienceI’m very much a goal orientated kind of person, but I have to admit maintaining patience can sometimes prove a challenge.

When I set myself any goals, I go all out to achieve them, however when things don’t go to plan or I fall behind with my schedule then I really have to work hard to keep my patience in check.

I have to say I’ve improved hugely from where I used to be, but it’s fair to say that I’m still very much a work in progress.

But what exactly is patience?

Well, the dictionary definition of patience is ‘the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.’

Patience is often referred to as being a virtue, and despite my difficulties at controlling it on occasions, it’s something I couldn’t agree with more.

It is such a quality to possess, but unfortunately it’s something the majority of us very seldom practice.

When difficulties arise, the majority of people immediately quit and search for a simpler more straight forward path, with a hope of avoiding pain and struggle that comes with any worthwhile and meaningful goal and desire.

But it is only by overcoming adversity and pain that we forge and develop our character.

Impatience deprives us of all these kinds of life changing and character defining experiences

Practicing patience brings with it many virtues that will greatly impact both your life and the wider world.

Patience is that quality to hang on in there when things seem hopeless and impossible.

Patience is the ability to distance yourself from instant gratification and allow things to come to you at the right time and in the right way.

Patience is about accepting what is, and trusting that no matter what, you’re always on course to reach your destination.

Patience demonstrates a maturity and a roundedness in a person

Patience cultivates strong and binding relationships whether in marriage, family or community.

So as you can see its virtues are numerous, but how do we go about developing patience?

Below are 5 developing patience tips that you can start applying in your life today.

1. Firstly, it’s important to realize that no one is perfect.

Everyone has flaws, including you.

We need to learn accept ourselves and others for the individuals we all are. Every one of us is on that never-ending journey of growth and development. That journey would be so much easier and enjoyable if we showed patience and compassion to each other.

2. Secondly, develop a life philosophy that is centered on your true values and beliefs.

Living life in this way will avoid an instant gratification response and instead enable you to approach each and every situation in a more measured and considered way.

Every choice you make has a consequence or another way of saying it is every cause has an effect. The question you need to ask yourself is whether you act now and settle for what you get, or do you bide your time to get what you truly want?

3. Thirdly, live in the present moment.

Dwelling on your mistakes and failures in your past, and worrying and fearing for your future robs you of your true power.

It’s vital that you understand that we are all creating what we call our ‘tomorrow’, our future today. Doubt, fear and worry zaps you of all your power to create a better life for yourself.

Also another important thing to remember is that when you live out of the present moment, dwelling on your past and worrying about your future, you are cutting off all the help and guidance the universe readily provides you to accomplish your most heart-felt goals and desires.

4. Fourthly, Face up to your fears.

Confronting your biggest fears head on will eventually make them disappear.

“The fears you don’t face control you. The fears you face, you move beyond,” Dr Wayne Dyer.

Even the most successful people in the world experience fear, but the difference is that rather of avoiding or running away from their fears, they face up to them and take action.

5. Finally, don’t force things to happen.

You must understand that all things come to those who wait. You must be patient!!!

The Universe or source energy that connects us all will bring to us everything we need to achieve our goals at the right time and in the right way.

The people we meet or the situations or circumstances we are confronted with are all the workings of the Universe, leading us expertly through life toward our most sought after desires. Have faith and trust that the Universe is always there supporting and guiding you to what you want.

Release all doubts, fears and anxieties and soon everything you desire will be yours guaranteed!

As I mentioned at the beginning, being patient has never really been one of my strengths.

I’d always get frustrated and agitated when something didn’t go to plan, or a goal wasn’t achieved. But after a great deal of study and self-discovery things are slowly improving.

Developing patience is integral to goal achievement. It’s a key requirement to aligning your thoughts and actions with that of your desires and that of the Universe which serves you.

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