Patience

According to Wikipedia, patience at its core is a decision-making issue relating to the preference of instant versus┬álong-term rewards. The question is simple – does one persevere and receive an often valuable, long-term reward or does one go for the quick fix and get an instant, but probably less valuable, reward?

Growing up I, always in a hurry, was often told to slow down. Closing my eyes I can hear my parent’s voices ” Stop pushing so hard” and ” Patience is a virtue”. Today, I hear it still, but it is my voice saying it to myself and to my children! How ironic, the circle of life!

Why is it so hard to be patient?

Continue reading