Plautus on Patience

October 14, 2019 pwm1

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

—Plautus, 254-184 BC, Roman playwright (Image Licensed)

It is often the case that when we most need to embrace the attribute of patience, we also happen to find ourselves in a most unsettled state of mind. When the frustrations of life seem to bubble over, the visceral reaction is to lash out, throwing our well-laid plans to the curb and questioning everything about them. Ironically, that is when it is most important to stick by and adhere to those plans. 

Whether chasing a personal, business, educational, or spiritual goal, consider this: the closer we get to its accomplishment, the more friction we tend to face. Instead of lamenting this condition, we should celebrate it! We have a golden opportunity to deliberately exert our personal power by getting back to work, instead of allowing external circumstances to dictate our mood and our actions. How we react while under pressure ultimately defines who we are and what we are becoming. 

—Mike Hazell

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