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Waiting room

Good things come to those who wait. “Do you agree?  How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?

Patience is a virtue so important that we ignore it most of the time.  It is true that persistence and determination and focus are traits that the great scientists have shown us.  But besides this they had another trait – patience.  Archimedes and Kekule had taken a step back fom their relentless pursuit of the truth and it is at this time that they had the intuition.   Archimedes was sitting in his bathtub when he had his ‘Eureka’ moment.  Similarly Kekule was resting beside the fireplace when he dreamt of a snake coiled up with its tail in its mouth – which gave him the answer to the structure of the benzene molecule.

Enthusiasm and dynamism are important to success but we have to also keep our emotions at check.  What we are seeing today is a mad rush without a goal in mind.  People are rushing after their dreams putting their work life balance in jeopardy.  This results in stress, anxiety and depression.  So it is very important that we learn to rest, to sleep, to breathe,  to watch squirrels hide their nuts in grass and watch streams full of stars like skies at night (Leisure, WH Davies)

“Life is real failure when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up” – Audrey Wilde.

At the same time lethargy and laziness is also dangerous and will not get any results.  So while patience is important we cannot wait forever hoping that the sky will drop money on us!

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://frenchtouchincebu.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/good-things-come-to-those-who-wait-but-better-things/
2) http://lsanderford.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/wishing-and-hoping/
3) http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/11/16/those-who-wait/
4) http://rowjie.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/waiting-game/
5) http://www.kansamuse.com/2014/11/patience-is-so-hard/

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