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The Truth Is, Patience Is Overrated

Patience is overrated.

Patience means you are waiting for something in the future, as though the future holds greater happiness than the present. But unhappiness unresolved in the present will be carried into the future. It may be masked temporarily, but it will resurface eventually.

Look forward to things and get excited about what lies ahead, but not to the detriment of your happiness in the now. If you think your better days are ahead of you, think again.

Find reasons that right now is just as good a time as any, because I have to be real with you: Your future will have its own problems. And you forget that your right now was once your future “better days.”

So if your right now sucks, change it. If you think you canโ€™t change it, find one thing you CAN change. Just one. Then find another.

Maybe you canโ€™t change your job (yet). Change the relationship you have with it. If it isnโ€™t your passion, pursue your passion on the side and be grateful for your current job for supporting you while you work towards what you do want.

You can’t change your genetics. But you can change how they manifest (epigenetics). Make healthier life choices and youโ€™ll not only feel better about yourself, but you will surely feel better within yourself.

We hold much more control over our situations than we think. There is always the opportunity for change.

So, rather than have patience, have presence. Be excited by the truth that even here, even now, you are making choices that will change your entire life.

So what are you waiting for? There is no need for patience. Improve your now. Improve your now and every moment will be the moment youโ€™ve been waiting for. Improve your now and youโ€™ll never need to be patient again.

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