Practicing Patience – Rhoads Life Coaching

What if practicing patience is just like any other skill? What if you were able to build patience just like you can build strength by lifting weights, or endurance by running?

As it turns out patience is an ability that can be developed. Each of us has things that challenge our patience. They are specific to who we are and taking the time to observe what specifically about a scenario causes us to be impatient is critical to developing more patience. Our impatience is also our own. When I lose my patience with traffic, or the person in front of me in line at the store, it is about me, not them.

If there are levels of skill involved, what is one level up from your current level of patience? What does 5% more of compassion and grace look like from you in a given situation?

All of that being said, the most important part isn’t the skill. It is the practice! What if you practiced being patient? You may be willing to practice a specific game or sport, or practice eating better, or practice communicating more effectively. What if you practiced patience? What would that look like?

What if you did more reps of practicing patience to build up your endurance and strength? –


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