After watching this clip on Millennials yesterday, I realized how underrated the virtue of patience truly is – and how many of us need to change our way of thinking. If you haven’t, take a few minutes to watch by clicking here.
I’ve been reading more and more of people dealing with depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues and much of it is linked to not be patient with ourselves while comparing ourselves with others. We are so use to instant gratification (Netflix binges, automatic “dates” based on Bumble swipes, gauging Instagram “likes” etc.), that we forget that it takes time to grow and learn the skills we need to in order to find love, job fulfillment, self-confidence etc.
I found the following quote below, (which I’ve paraphrased) by Brittany Moses, especially on-point:
“Patience isn’t just meant to make you wait, it’s meant to prepare you. You cannot be content with where you are more focused on where you’re not. You rob your own joy. But no matter what season you are in, there is a plan for where you are. Your purpose isn’t just airing for you in the next phase of your life. Your purpose is present right now. In every season we are matured and equipped for the next. So instead of sitting around in your bitterness about where you are, use this time to grow, to mature and to make the most out of what is right in front of you.”
I haven’t changed much since 2016, but I do want to make sure patience is highlighted on my list of resolutions, remembering that the best things in life take time.
What do you think?