Thursday, July 20, 2006
Poise in the face of frustration
Whether waiting to see a change on the scale, dealing with your coworkers, or diligently putting in work and feeling unappreciated, losing your patience is very easy to do. By exercising patience with all people, you are allowing them to become better and to learn on their own through gentle guidance. One healthy byproduct of self control in the face of frustration is that it usually leads to encouragement and enhancement of your relationships. Happy families and friendships thrive on patience and learning. It may take time to learn, but the results are well worth it!
I really need to learn to do this. I get so fustrated when I don't see results right away. I also get upset when someone else does not show me thier appreciation for the things I do for them. It sometimes makes me not even want to try (in all accounts). I pledge this week that I will try to exert patience. I think it would help my own stress level and my own self-esteem if I could do this. Life is too short to be upset all the time. I want to enjoy life and not have to be upset or stressed all the time.