This is part 4 of an 8 part blog series titled, “Become the Person Who Can Move Mountains.” This blog is about Patience. Other blogs to follow in this series are: Visualization, Knowledge, Patience, Understanding, Giving Back, Love, and Faith & Fear.

We all possess important qualities within us. Some people know what their qualities are, and can access them at any time. For others, they have not discovered what they are. We all have the capabilities within us to succeed. Why is it that some people succeed while others don’t? What makes us so different? What is lacking? Here are some tips to help you become the person who can move mountains by using the tools that you already have. This is an 8 part blog series.

Patience: The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. The definition of patience is a mouthful. Some days this is obtainable, while others leave us stress out and at our wits end. How do you find balance? Is it possible to remain calm and clear headed when you don’t have another second in you to remain calm?

You have to be patient with yourself and the entire process of evolving; Rome was not built in a day. Through patience, you will learn that time CAN be on your side. If you slow down and focus on the body for a moment you will see how it reacts to stress; your heart beat speeds up, your body becomes antsy, you start to sweat. When you start to feel the onset of any of these signs, you can start out with taking a couple of deep breaths. Take a deep breath in, all the way to your stomach, hold it for a second, then exhale through your nose; release any negativity with each breath you release. Do this for at least three times. Clear you mind, if that is not possible; take your mind to a peaceful place for a moment, such as a beach. By doing this you are taking your mind off the immediate situations for a moment and come back to it in a calmer state of mind. The decision you make will be based from a clearer frame of mind.

When you have patience, you will be able to step back and not react; either verbally or physically. Patience is about taming the tongue and learning how to listen. Patience can be pushing our physical limits or adjusting to our body’s new limitations. Patience, once learned, can flow onto others. Once you learn to be patient with yourself you will become patient with others as well. It takes self-discipline to have patience. While it is great to be pro-active, it takes knowledge and patience about the situation to be able to just wait for the result to present itself.

Learning to be patient with your mind, body and soul depends on you and how much work you are willing to put into it. The best example of learning patience would be through meditation. Find a private space where you can go to relax and clear your mind; spend some time in your aloneness. Take in a few deep breaths and you will soon start to relax. You will begin to learn patience by listening to the sounds around you and not react to them. Pretty soon you will be able to tune them out altogether.

You learn patience when you hold your tongue when your mind wants to speak. Patience is also about just being and letting events unfold. Sometimes you have to be patient and learn what your new limitations are, especially if you have had anything physically that has changed, and also when to push your limitations as well.

Regardless if your idea of patience is a deep breath, or a step back from the situations; challenge yourself, listen instead of talking, and see how long you can do this for.

Author's Bio: 

My website, http://www.WomensRecreation.com, offers hope and encouragement to others. We are here to help each other and learn from each other.

I wrote four books "Walk in Peace" & "My Soulful Journey" and "The Wishing Well" and "The Green Rabbit" which can be purchased on my website, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
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