27 May 2010

Your Daily B-12 – Be Patient

Receive your daily boost of B-12.

These are in no particular order. Use them all – everyday.

“Live everyday as if it were your last – cuz one day, you’ll be right!”

The tenth of our B-12 boosts is Be Patient.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~ St. Augustine

This B-12 boost is a tough one in a society of instant this and quick start that. We are an age of wanting everything yesterday. So, where does patience fit in?

Wikipedia defines patience as “the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way…”

What this means is that because of some adverse event, you are called to wait without becoming annoyed or angry about it. Wow! We can’t even wait in stopped traffic without the obscene language and middle fingers flying! So to have to stop and be nice about it, especially in a difficult circumstance? Hmmm…

It is said that patience is a virtue; perhaps because it is so difficult to simply wait helplessly. But who said that waiting in these circumstances have to be passive? These are the moments that you can stretch your pro-activity muscles. These are the times when you can work on changing something about your life that has been stalled or stagnant.

If you are going to be in your car or on a bus or subway, bring along an audio book or program. This is a perfect time to learn something new. Feeling annoyed anyway? Grab your journal and write about what you are feeling and how you are going to use this difficult time to grow. Patience is simply another growth opportunity… if you choose to see it that way.

“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.” ~ Mac McCleary

Just for today, be patient!
Coach Carolyn

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