“Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.”
There are many things in life that are time-consuming, however, we pursue them because we know they are entirely worth the sacrifice. For example, to fly to the white sand beaches of Fiji from London takes 20 hours. 20 hours of sitting in a seat definitely isn’t pleasant. But it is DEFINITELY worth it when looking at the bigger picture! In a similar way there are many skills that can take years to master, but once we have mastered them, they benefit us throughout our entire lives.
Take a moment to stop and think about skills that took time and a whole lot of energy to master but you continue to use to this day. Riding a bike? Learning how to swim? Learning to talk. You may not recall, but whilst learning how to walk you fell down a lot. But you persevered…and it has definitely paid off.
In this article, I want to focus on Five skills that take time, patience and perseverance to master. These are skills that once mastered, will benefit you throughout the rest of your life. Although the majority of these may seem fairly obvious and simple, trust me when I say that when applied correctly, they can change lives. Let’s start with: