Patience While Improving – Will’s Wisdom

“The tall standing skyscraper had taken the builders a year if not years to build. The man made sculpture that is 100 times real life size had taken tens of years. A beautiful portrait of the world around us takes a whooping six weeks. The great pyramids of Giza resulting in two decades before they were fully erect. The old famous saying, “Rome was not built in a day.” Is one that still stands true and tall through the wicked warp of time with buildings that still stand firm to this day. A perfectionist is never complete when the work is done. All good things come with time.”

How often do you pick something up, to put it down five minutes later? Do you still have a project sitting dusty in the corner of the attic waiting patiently?

Over the years I have become to learn, patience is key if wisdom and success are to be sought after. I’ve read the same line or paragraph 20 times yet on the 21st time it had a whole new meaning. Let me introduce you to a quote that has changed my life:

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Be in no hurry to cut down the tree if you have yet to decide how to cut it. There is no reason to be impatient when the path is yet not clear.

Improvement comes with failure, mistakes, discouragement and trials. One unsuccessful attempt does not mean to give up.

Today I ask of you, what are you missing? Is there something you long for but have not the courage to seek?

Get out there and be who you are meant to be, waking up everyday as the best version of yourself. Improvement is key, not perfection.

If no one told you that they love you today, I love you.

Written By: Will

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5 thoughts on “Patience While Improving – Will’s Wisdom

  1. This is a great post. I think we are often encouraged to believe that thinking or wanting something is almost equivalent to having it. However, anything of value – including character, personal growth and relationship – takes time. Lots of time 🙂

    • I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m an extremely impatient person, which means I’ve had to work on this extensively. It’s taken me years to realize instant gratification is a myth.

      Have a great day!
      Will

  2. It’s all about sharpening the saw. Honing those skills until they are mastered. Things can’t always move at a light speed. Sometimes you need to prepare so when the time comes you’ll be ready. Awesome post!

  3. Ah yes, Will. You too are loved. The time you put in and the wisdom you impart in each of your posts play such a positive role in the lies of many – including mine 🙂
    I have to admit, I am not too concerned with perfection. As we’ve said before, without the struggles and trials we won’t grow. I am very concerned with improving though! Thank you for helping me along my journey!
    Meg 🙂

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