Reading: How to Be Patient in an Impatient World

The upside of convenience is short-lived. The downside is constant and perpetual. And when we’re optimizing our lives for convenience, we’re setting ourselves up for a near-constant sense of irritation and entitlement. 

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All the best things in life—the things with the biggest payoff that give our lives the most meaning—they all require a certain threshold for the kind of discomfort that comes with waiting patiently.

from How to Be Patient in an Impatient World

One of the things I have learnt about being patience is to be aware of your impatience. Ask why? And the why of why? Often that reason is so frivolous that I laugh, asking myself, “Is this really why I was so impatient?”

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