There is enormous strength in patience, because patience enables
you to achieve the most effective results, not just the most available
results. When you act out of haste and shortsightedness,
time can work against you. But when you are patient
and diligent, time works in your favor.
Patience is more than just waiting. Patience is having the faith
and confidence to act over the long term, beginning now,
and steadily continuing day after day until
the goal is reached.
Patience expands your options.
If you insist on immediate gratification,
your choices are severely limited. But if you are
willing to work patiently and steadfastly toward
your goal, it can be anything you choose.
The greatest achievements are those which are built
day after day,
month after month,
one effort on top of another.
When you can be urgent about the effort and patient about the reward,
anything is possible.
When the rough gets rougher just remember:
The impossible takes a little longer.