Waiting can be one of the hardest things to do. We live in a world where instant gratification is valued, and patience is seen as a dying virtue. However, waiting can be one of the most valuable things we can do for ourselves.
Firstly, waiting can help us make better and more informed decisions. When we make hasty decisions, we often don’t have time to consider all available options. When we wait, we have time to research, consider and reflect on our choices. This allows us to make wiser choices with a greater likelihood of success.
Waiting can help us develop patience and resilience. When we have to wait for something we want, we often become frustrated and anxious. However, we can learn to deal with uncertainty and tolerate frustration if we can overcome these negative feelings. This can make us more resilient in the face of future challenges.
Waiting can also help us value things more. When we get something instantly, we often don’t value it as much as when we have to wait for it. When we wait for something, we savour it more when we finally get it, valuing the effort and dedication we put into obtaining it.
Waiting can help us grow and mature. When we wait, we often are forced to confront our own feelings and limitations. This can allow us to grow in self-awareness and self-control, learning to deal with our own impulses and emotions.
It may seem difficult and uncomfortable to wait, but it can also bring many long-term benefits. If you are facing a situation where you need to wait, try to see it as an opportunity to grow, learn and mature. And remember, patience can be difficult to cultivate, but it is a virtue worth pursuing.
A seed can only grow into a tree if you let that seed die so it can be reborn, grow and multiply.
Remember, a forest can grow from a single seed.
Have you planted your seed?