Patience is a Virtue

Patience

Patience is a virtue. My college roommate used to say this all the time.

I am, by nature, a very impatient person. When I want something, I want to get it immediately. Waiting, for me, was nothing but a waste of time.

But I changed. Why? Because I had too. When I became a real estate broker, I couldn’t very well act in an impatient manner towards my clients. After all, the customer is always right. And so I learned to be patient.

Over an hour ago, I drove to Xavier Estates to get a new listing from a client. After an hour of waiting, he still hadn’t showed up. He also wasn’t answering my calls or texts. Finally, he picked up! Only to tell me he would be late for one more hour. So I decided to drive to Uptown Condotel and wait at York Right Café. If I had to wait for one more hour, I might as well wait in comfort. Also, I could use the gift certificate the owner gave me (thanks again Princess Lalwani!).

Being in sales has really taught me a lot of things. Patience is one of those things. But it’s not something that comes automatically (at least not to me). You have to decide to be patient. And when the time comes that your patience is tested, you have to stand by your decision even when it isn’t easy to do so.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~St. Augustine

I welcome instances like this, instances when I am tested, because it forces me to grow. Growth isn’t easy, it isn’t comfortable, but I believe that it is always worth it.

What about you?

Do you feel like you’ve been working on your business for years but it still isn’t bearing fruit? Be patient. You will reap what you sow. Keep on patiently planting.

Do you have someone in your life who has been pushing you to your limits? Be patient. There’s a reason why people are the way they are. Maybe that person needs your understanding now more than ever.

Do you feel like you’ve been waiting for true love, for prince charming but all you’ve been attracting are frogs? Be patient. God is preparing someone for you. You’ll meet that person in God’s perfect time.

Patience is a virtue.

Be the best person that you can be.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life!

-Alex

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