Monday, August 13, 2007

A Virtue I Don't Have

Patience.

I am an amazingly impatient person. Waiting in line makes me crazy. I'm terrible at waiting for things I'm really excited about (like my birthday or wedding) to happen. I tend to want things done before I even start them. I'd be the worst pregnant person ever because waiting the nine months would make me insane (amongst other reasons).

"Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement, and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success."
-----Brian Adams


Not that I'm all about focusing on flaws, but what virtue are you missing?

5 comments:

angieoh! said...

hmmmmm. Interesting quote. I don't know how to describe it in terms of virtue, but I truly suffer from anxiety, overworry. Not fun but not easy to tame either... although maybe it is impatience in disguise!

toners said...

I'm another person who is useless with patience. It's funny when my dd asks why it's so hard to wait for things: I can honestly answer "I don't know!"

B said...

I lack a lot of patience outside of school (think I use it all up there) as well as putting myself down, procrastination, and perfectionism...Wow, that's 4 p's. I should make a t-shirt. :)

Liz said...

Self discipline for sure. if I could make myself do even a fraction of the the things I think of doing the Nobel Prize would be as good as mine.

CoCo said...

What's the difference between patience and tolerance? I think I'm intolerant rather than impatient.... which is worse/better? Just looked up dictionary and it seems they are similar. I think I equate patience to having to wait for something, which is fair enough, whereas tolerance is accepting something even though you may see an easier/quicker/better way? I'm rambling, sorry. Also lacking self discipline, absolutely.