Word-Of-the-Week #752: Patience

January 3, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Patiencegood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. 

How would you rate yourself on patience? Do you stay good-natured when dealing with delays and incompetence? Are there people in your life who have taken advantage of your patience?

My dear girlfriend (and sister from a prior life) sent me this in December and it only seemed fitting to make it my New Year’s Resolution. When I did a web search I found it here I No Longer Have Patience.”

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.  

I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature.  

I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.  

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate.  

I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. 

I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance.  

I do not adjust either to popular gossiping.  

I hate conflict and comparisons.  

I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.  

In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal.  

I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.  

Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.  

And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”   

Meryl Streep quoted it as words she lives by!

Update: originally written by José Micard Teixeira.

This week’s focus is on patience. Did any of the quotes resonate with you? Have you wasted time with what displeases you or hurts you? Is there anyone who does not deserve your patience?

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Word Of the Week #595: Patience

December 31, 2015 by · Comments Off on Word Of the Week #595: Patience 

Patiencegood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence.

How would you rate yourself on patience? Do you stay good-natured when dealing with delays and incompetence? Are there people in your life who have taken advantage of your patience?

My dear girlfriend (and sister from a prior life) sent me this in December and it only seemed fitting to make it my New Year’s Resolution. When I did a web search I found it here I No Longer Have Patience.

  • “I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.
  • I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature.a Patience_01
  • I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.
  • I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate.
  • I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.
  • I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance.
  • I do not adjust either to popular gossiping.
  • I hate conflict and comparisons.
  • believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.
  • In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal.
  • I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.
  • Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.
  • And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

Meryl Streep quoted it as words she lives by!

Update: originally written by José Micard Teixeira.

This week’s focus is on patience. Did any of the quotes resonate with you? Have you wasted time with what displeases you or hurts you? Is there anyone who does not deserve your patience?

I LOVE feedback! Join my Facebook community on my FUN-damentals Fan Page.

Word Of the Week #44: Patience

April 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on Word Of the Week #44: Patience 

Patience: calm self-possession in confronting obstacles or adversity. Courageous endurance.

You’ve heard the sayings, “Patience is a virtue” and “Good things come to those who wait.” I specifically chose this word to follow last week’s WOW on persistence. How can you be patient and persistent at the same time?

Patient Penguin

Patient Penguin

Patience is having the courage to stick with your plan and not get sidetracked or worse, forgo the plan. The key word being: PLAN. When you are in a hurry, you have a tendency to not check all the details. That’s when mistakes are made and/or we spend more time redoing what we did.

In our computerized world of instant messaging, we work at a much faster speed and as a result we have speeded up. Sometimes it’s good to not be in a hurry.

For example, my girlfriend wanted to repaint her living room. The patient thing to do would be to pick the color, buy only a quart rather than a gallon, take it home, and paint a small area and determine if it is the right color.

What she did was buy a gallon, painted the whole wall and then hated it. She had to go back and start all over. It cost more money and time (both in paint and labor since she had hired a painter.)

This week ask yourself, “Could I be more patient?” If so, what could you do to be more calm and work “the plan” at a slower, more calculated rate?

Reader Responses

“One of the best definitions of patience I have ever heard is: Patience is finding something else interesting to do while you are waiting.” — Dwight GoldWinde

“Great message! Something we all need more of… patience!” — Shelley Sigholtz

“Patience is indeed a virtue. I have had to work at it all of my life. Persistence has never been a problem. I have been persistent with many things in my life, especially on the professional end. I am a person who once he sets his mind to do something, I work at it until I finish it. I always make a point of finishing whatever it is I start.  I don’t believe in dropping one thing and then going on to something else. There is a lack of completion, leaving me with an empty feeling. During my life I have always tried to be patiently persistent in everything. It is hard, but I have found that things get done that way. Thanks for the reminder.” — Joe Moran

“Now and then one of your “Word of the Week” messages really hits home…I’m in a situation where PATIENCE is vital, but it is very hard to be patient…seeing this messages as the first thing I opened this morning (note time) was PERFECT!” — John Haskell/Dr. Revenue®

“I want you to know that these words make an impact in my life on daily basis, and I feel that you impact many, I encourage you to continue what you are doing, I think you are headed in the right direction!” — Brenda Moreno