Why You Can’t Teach Patience With Impatience

The greatest gift for able-minded people is the gift to choose patience over impatience. Take the wheel.

It’s impossible to teach patience with impatience. Disagree? This epiphany hit me nine years ago when our Son was two years old. There’s a reason the phrase “terrible two’s” became household.

Now, imagine being in a loving relationship with an adult – impatiently expecting patience from the other person. The best we can hope for is to control what we can control (our own patience levels) and let go of what we can’t.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.