The Price Of Patience (#192)

The title may be misleading. I think there’s a major difference between indecision and patience. What we give to both of these things is what I’ll call “the price we pay”.

Indecision can result in missed opportunities. What we give to indecisiveness, or the price we pay, is how we let anxiety manifest. We let our fears get the best of us. The negative self talk in our head gets all the attention. We spend time investing in the things we can’t control and instead are left without options.

Patience is something different. Patience only costs a couple deep breaths and is rewarded with the best our Universe has to offer. When anxiety feels overwhelming, it comes down to what our focus and how we spend our most valuable asset, time.

How do you see patience? How do you remind yourself of its importance? When is a time you were grateful for a couple deep breaths?

07.02.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. A little help
  2. Clean water
  3. A fantastic World Cup
  4. Texts from Home
  5. Gratitude
  6. Talking things out
  7. Peanut butter
  8. Friends from home
  9. Celtics Basketball
  10. Monopoly nights with my family
  11. Warm sweatshirts
  12. Feeling better
  13. Hosting TEDx at BSU
  14. Caring mentors
  15. Music before bed
  16. Friendly competition
  17. Local pizza
  18. Kind people
  19. My Orientation backpack
  20. Learning
  21. My Peer Mentors at UMass
  22. The summer sun
  23. Patient reminders
  24. My comfy neck pillow
  25. This very moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of me speaking at graduation specifically about gratitude and patience.

Author: Jake Ames

Grad student, feline father, twin brother, buffalo chicken enthusiast, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to hopefully inspire others on their journey. Love your process, whatever that looks like.

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