Opinion

Exercising Patience

I came across this scientific perspective on patience;

In psychology and in cognitive neuroscience, patience is studied as a decision-making problem, involving the choice of either a small reward in the short-term, or a more valuable reward in the long-term. When given a choice, all animals, humans included, are inclined to favour short-term rewards over long-term rewards. This is despite the often greater benefits associated with long-term rewards.

It literally struck a cord because I’m at a point in my life where I have exercised a lot of patience and still have to exercise more patience to get to where I need to be.

I hate being at this point in my life because I’m in too deep to quite and I’m not a quitter(real mixed feelings I tell you). My efforts in life shouldn’t bring me short term results, because I’m in it for the long run.

It is really tough to exercise patience but the thought of short term rewards aren’t worth it either because you going to have to start all over(now imagine that).

Whatever stage you at in your life that requires patience think about the long-term rewards rather than the short-term rewards. Remember it’s always easier to settle for less. Just hang in there and the great things you’ve been working toward will come right.

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