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?

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