Aristotle once said that, "Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet." This goes to show that nothing worthwhile comes easily and that was why Beverly Sills said, "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." Understandably, the path to the summit is neither easy not swift. Due to our impatience, we are driven too soon from what we are supposed to accomplish. Like the old adage 'Haste is waste.' So do not be impatient and always remember that you cannot warm both your hands by burning your fingers, right?
Patience Is Bitter But Its Fruit Is Sweet
Contrary to popular belief, not all successes are defined by speed. In fact a lot relies with your timing and direction. It is even more important to do the right thing at the right time to get closer to the success that you desire. Those who are always in a hurry show that the thing they are pursuing is actually too big for him. Sometimes when you are moving too fast to even stop long enough, opportunities cannot catch up with you. Hence being fast is not always good.
- Tyron Edwards
- Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have more leisure than those who are always hurrying.
What happens when you are in a rush? When you are on the wrong side of the right timing, you will unfortunately sow "hurry" and reap the dreaded "frustration". Think about it, "What benefit is running if you are on the wrong road?" The worse part is you will be getting further and further away from your eventual goal. When you tackle a task at the wrong time, you might inevitably fail. Soren Kierkegaard has an interesting remark: "Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
It is always about timing. If it is too soon, no one understands. If it is too late, everyone has forgotten.
Ironically, we need to give time, some time. We should not overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in our lifetime. A lot of time, the action that you execute at the right time has no immediate results to what you seek; But then again your correctly-timed decisions will get you even closer to the right place that you should be. Ecclesiastes said it best, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
- Francis Bacon
- The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one. The more active and swift the latter is the further he will go astray.
If you facing the right direction, just keep on walking. Make conscious decision to choose the right pace. If you move way too quickly, you might up end up with misfortune. However if you go too slowly misfortune will be the one who catches up with you. Hence timing is the key to your success in life. Be patient and persistent and you will miss all the wrong places and eventually end up where you are destined to be.
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