Patience & Persistence

by Trace on July 30, 2009

Patience & Persistence


Stressed? Frustrated? Exhausted? An every day occurrence?

Life does seem to be getting faster every day. We live in an age where everyone seems to want everything now.


How about we Accept the notion that “I have everything right now that I need. I am patient and persistant to achieve my goals.  I Breathe Deeply at every opportunity and am Mindful of the bigger picture.”


Most often frustrations and stress intensify when

“Things don’t go the way we want them to.”

How often does that happen in your life? We then go on to judge ourselves and others and the stressful situation intensifies.



Travelling in Portugal several years ago, the Tour Leader had a saying that has stuck in my mind. When someone was running late for the bus or “not doing as they had been asked to do” she would say

“He/She is doing the best he/she can do. Don’t worry. Relax.”

This would cause a ripple of laughter as we all “de-stressed”. After all what could be do about the situation – absolutely nothing. We just had to wait and it didn’t matter. We still reached our destination on time.


Who are we to judge someone else as to why they do or don’t do something. They will have their reasons. We may not agree with those reasons. Which then gives us a choice.

I can Change my perception from one of frustration to one of resolution.

I ask myself:


“How can I help this person?

How can I help myself?

How can I achieve my goal given this situation?”

Patience and Persistence to achieve your goals. Breathe Deeply often. Smell the Roses along the way. Remember the bigger picture. Maybe there is another way to achieve your goals.

Accept – the situation and yourself

Breathe – take a deep breathe

Change – your perception and attitude

In my book How To Overcome Stress Naturally there simple practical tools, mindfulness activities and mini-meditations at the end of each chapter.


You can Overcome Stress Naturally – it is as simple as ABC. Accept, Breathe, Change.

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