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  • Writer's pictureCharlie Brown

Fire! Ready, Aim . . .

Updated: May 29

Patience is a virtue -- and I'll be the first to admit, I struggle!

Well, I'm not exactly impatient. I'm just extremely eager!

From time to time, in our relationships as well as our jobs, we all could do better. In making decisions, we often get ahead of ourselves with knee-jerk reactions! We want everything NOW! Impatience can cause wise people to do very foolish things.

Patience is not the ability to wait. It's the ability to maintain a good attitude while you wait!

The more enthusiastic we get about something, the easier it is to overlook or disregard crucial facts which could possibly affect the consequences.

Never make important decisions when you are under stress or in a crisis. The stress might fog your thinking! You may want to find a trusted friend who's willing to be a sounding board -- not necessarily someone who will agree with you -- but someone who will share their honest perspective. Most importantly, their values should line up with yours.

Often we mistake action for moving forward. Taking steps forward don't necessarily indicate a positive outcome. Impatience causes us to act before we think: Patience will remind us to put our actions in the right order:

Ready. . . . Aim . . . . Fire!

But one thing for sure! We all need to learn to be more patient with those who don't do it the same way or at the same speed we do it.


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