How to Exercise Patience During a Difficult Situation

Don’t rush things that need time to grow. When the time is right, right feelings, right people, right things will reach you unexpectedly. You can’t force yourself to become someone you are not ready to be. You won’t be able to handle responsibilities that are beyond your abilities.

Be patient with yourself during your growth process. Trust the process. Trust that the universe has everything planned out nicely for you. There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. When the time is right, it will all make sense to you why life had to make you wait.

Learn to exercise patience during a difficult situation. Don’t get impatience when things take longer than expected. As you exercise patience, that which you seek will eventually come to you.

Here are four (4) ways to exercise patience during a difficult situation;

1. Learn to accept your current situation.

You may find yourself in a really difficult situation that makes you lose patience. Regardless of the situation you face, don’t be pressured to act in a negative way. Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

Learn to accept your current situation as you wait. Accepting your current situation doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams. Always remember that your current situation is not your final destination. Accepting your current situation simply gives you an opportunity to re-evaluate what you want.

Learn to exercise patience during a difficult situation by accepting the situation for what it is. Until you learn to accept your current situation, you won’t be able to move forward with your life.

2. Learn to be uncomfortable sometimes.

 A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but sadly nothing ever grows there. It’s only when you leave your comfort zone that you begin to grow and transform into the best version of yourself.

Your current situation may force you out of your comfort zone, making you live life on the edge; but don’t lose your patience when life gets so uncomfortable for you. Learn to be uncomfortable sometimes and believe that the reason life got a little harder is because you leveled up. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

3. Take life one step at a time.

Take life one step at a time. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step and keep going, you will surely get there. Don’t lose your patience and start to rush things that should be taken one step at a time. Slowly take your time to accomplish all that you need to accomplish.

Don’t try to rush things by being impatient. Focus on making one small change at a time. Over time, those little changes will certainly add up to big changes.

Don't rush things that need time to grow

4. Practice being a good listener.

As you practice being a good listener by carefully listening to what other people say, you will learn to be patient with them. Good listeners listen to understand people rather than formulating a response.

Listening is an act of empathy. As you listen to people, you are able to see the world through their eyes, and able to understand their emotions. If you truly understand how someone feels, you won’t lose your patience when they can’t find the right words to explain how they feel.

Practice being a good listener, for it not only helps you understand someone, but it also teaches you how to be patient with yourself.

Thanks for reading.

See: 5 Ways to Get Through a Difficult Situation

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Ijele Tobian
Ijele Tobian
2 years ago

Exactly what I needed!
I just got strengthened.
I decide to stay strong