Do you think it is hard to be patient with people? I believe it isn’t that hard – you just have to change the way you think about it.
We usually feel impatient when we are thinking about ourselves – You are wasting my time, my money, my whatever.
But what happens when we change our thinking? Suddenly we realize that an interruption, a detour, a need, or even a change of plans is not the end of the world. And don’t we want courtesy if we’re the ones who suddenly need to interrupt, detour, take care of a need, or change the plans?
Then we can stay in our good place and be patient with people with whatever is going on. And life is much happier, calmer, peaceful, joyful, and usually moves right on along – much quicker than if we had gotten ourselves all worked up about it. 🙂
When have you been patient with someone and how did you feel?