My dead grandmother wrote down that as an infant I was "easily discouraged". A college advisor once described me to an employer as one who "gets in a rut". All too often I desire rewards immediately. I do feel the pressures of deadlines and fears enhance my productivity. I was (and to some extent still am) most productive post-Pakistan because I felt death was imminent. Yet without exercising some amount of patience, I would have been the one left on that mountain.
I have much room to grow in the patience area. One of the things I do to develop my patience is to gather more data about a problem before making a decision. Typically the decisions in life to be made offer more information than we care to analyze. By taking time to consider other data we can make more informed decisions.
Nothing worth having comes easily.
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