Bill Kenney

Deep Thoughts: Patience

This is the first installment of a series we’re calling, “Deep Thoughts with Bill.” They’re just random musings on whatever I’m thinking, reading, or celebrating at the moment. Basically, it’s a look inside my brain. Hope you enjoy.

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A reminder to myself, and maybe you, about patience.

Patience should be noted as a keystone virtue when thinking of success. It is in direct relationship to your process when looking to achieve your goals. When expectations are high and patience is low, failure may in turn be high. When expectations are realistic and patience is high, success may be MUCH more likely.

So why is it that we overlook patience? Hunger may be partly responsible, although set in the right context it’s a great quality. But hunger can eat patience, leaving us disappointed and filled with self doubt.

We are also a culture of “I want it now.” This does not fly. We need patience to achieve all things. Fitness goals, professional achievement, financial gains, spiritual growth, just to name a few. These are not overnight wishes granted by some magical being. They are nurtured in the garden of hard work and intentional actions with patience.

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

- Aristotle

I can't define what success means to you, but I can tell you patience will be a key ingredient in reaching it. Go forth, but be patient.


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