It’s easy to lose patience with your kids or with co-workers. People can just be frustrating sometimes. But by being patient with people, you will allow them to prove themselves to you and to others. Hand in hand with patience comes encouragement, and you might be surprised by what a kind word can do to somebody. Give people time to learn things for themselves, offering gentle guidance throughout the way. If they make a mistake, don’t give up on them. Allow them to recognize the error and then correct it. It might take a couple of tries, but the result is worth it.