Choe’s HapKiDo – One of the hardest lesson to learn? Patience. And in this day and age, we are spoiled with instant results. We can download anything at any second, have packages delivered in a short amount of time, and find quick ways to fix our problems. A technologically advanced society makes waiting even more painful.
But as the old saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.”
Have you ever experienced gratification after seeing your hard work paying off? It took time, persistance, and discipline. There may have been tears and sweat, but it was worth it, right? That diploma, the completion of a project, the end of a hard time—these sitiuations show the positive effects of waiting
At Choe’s HapKiDo, we discuss with our students the importance of patience. For example, patience allows us to stay calm. When we are stressed about waiting for results or trying to perfect a technique, getting worked up doesn’t speed up the process. Being patient also teaches us to be more understanding of the situations we come across. For instance, we may get impatient with traffic, long lines, and peers. But if we’re empathetic towards the people around us, and understand that maybe they’re having a tough time, we become more relaxed because we’re making efforts to understand the situations better. So, patience teaches us to reflect ourselves.
So the next time you’re dealing with impatience, remember to relax and take deep breaths. If it’s to do with someone else, try to have some empathy that maybe they’re learning. You may have been in their shoes before. And if it’s impatience with yourself, calm yourself down and remember that patience pays off.
Because it does!
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