Why You Need Patience & How It Can Help You To Succeed . . .

Why do you grow impatient? What purpose does it serve? How should you manage it?

A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames


Have you ever wanted something so badly but you couldn’t afford it? You like Apple products and the newest iPhone’s were just released. You’d love to have a new one but you’re going to have to save for this one.

You worked and worked saving money to buy your new iPhone. You started working longer shifts and taking shorter lunch breaks. Cutting expenses became the norm.

You quit going out to eat.

You cancelled your vacation.

You even cancelled your Netflix subscription.


Days passed. Weeks passed. Months passed. You finally have the money to buy a new iPhone for yourself. You did a great job saving money but after a couple of months you realized something: you weren’t interested in a iPhone any longer.

The loss of interest is patience at work. Patience allowed you to delay gratification, and it made sense and felt right.

Patience provided you an opportunity which made you realize you didn’t really want a new iPhone after all. You realized it would’ve of been a frivolous waste of money. You just had to have the latest, greatest new iPhone even though yours is like new.

On the bright side, you have the extra money you were going to use to buy your new iPhone. You can renew your Netflix now.


Patience is a virtue. So I’m told.

What is patience?

It’s the ability to wait for something . . . without frustration.

The proverb patience is a virtue means it’s a good quality to be able to tolerate something that takes a long time.

Patience and virtue is a proverbial phrase referring to one of the seven virtues. It’s is a trait deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. It shows high moral standards — that’s doing what’s right and avoiding what is wrong.

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A Grain of Salt | ElbyJames

ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer