“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer
It’s been said countless times that “good things come to those who wait.” Others preach that “good things come to those who work their asses off.” I think it’s a little bit of both though, and here’s why.
Good things don’t come to those who sit around and do nothing, that’s for sure. We have to work hard to get what we want, but it may not be something we can have right away. Some things take longer to arrive in our lives than others, and the waiting process can be a difficult one. There’s no way for us to work our asses off any harder during the waiting period. All we have to do is be patient and remember that our actions are going to reflect highly on us.
For me, I know I can be the most impatient person. It’s one of my unfavorable qualities. But I still play the waiting game like everyone else. Sometimes we just have to sit tight and wait while other people, places, things, or greater forces in the universe (fate, I’m looking at you!) work themselves out.
Instead of worrying about the good things that are headed are way, we should just accept that they will arrive when they do for a reason and be humble and happy until they get here.
I’ve been waiting for a couple of things lately – things I have no control of speeding up the waiting process for – but I’m still holding on and I’m doing just fine.
What are you waiting for right now?