Have you ever heard the phrase “patience is a virtue”? You probably have, because it’s one of the most widely propagated notions in human history. And it exists as such because patience really is one of the hardest things we come to learn in this lifetime.
Perhaps it is because of our own mortality that patience is such a hard concept to grasp for some of us.
For me personally, I know that patience is something that I have had to practice every day. Otherwise, I pretty much always choose the route of instant gratification instead of the disciplined route of delayed gratification.
Patience means something different to everyone. For the avid gym-goer, patience is knowing that they are making a positive difference to their body, even though they see little to no results in those first few weeks. Patience is grabbing a 1000-page book and knowing that you will not likely finish it anytime soon.
Patience is seeing the life that you want and taking the first step (of many) towards achieving that life.
Learning to be patient takes patience. But, their are numerous different ways for us to learn patience that can help us along this path.
And quizzes like this one are part of them. You can start cultivating your patience right now by testing yourself with this quiz.
Are you patient enough to locate every single ‘b’ hidden in the images here? Of course, this sounds like a mundane, simple task, but it is often in moments like these that we learn to be the most patient.
Give it a shot, and then share with friends and loved ones who you think need to cultivate a bit more patience in their life!