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The Impact of Impatience

I was talking to someone last week about people’s increase in frustration and impatience.

It seems like the word “Patience“ no longer exists. People want things done instantly, not caring about uncontrollable delays, circumstances of others, etc. I see it in stores, at the workplace and at home.

Why are we so impatient now? Perhaps because we can’t control the pandemic we try to control people and situations? Or maybe we have been isolated for so long we have forgotten how to interact.


Philosopher Edmund Burke said, “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” Benjamin Franklin said, “He that can have patience can have what he will.” Joyce Meyer said, Patience is not simply the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we are waiting.”


Impatience has a negative impact on everyone‘s life while patience has a positive impact. This week, can we each work on assessing our level of patience and how we can improve for everyone’s benefit (including our own)? How is YOUR patience?


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