Patience, Impatiens


“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H Glasow

The author of this quote must have had a crystal ball.  How relevant and meaningful this quote is in today’s times.

How patient are we?

I see patience being challenged.  In fact, I am seeing a trend in impatience.  I am not going to get into what we read and hear from the media.  You read and hear the news and so do I.  If you believe what you read and hear. you form your opinion and I do the same.

I feel the lack of patience, as a growing trend, is something each and every one of us needs to evaluate within ourselves.  Where does it come from?  What is the cause?  The impact of negative experiences is a major cause, which may have started early on in our lives.  Fear of others and a sense of insecurity.   Fear and misconceptions of ourselves.  Fear of uncertainty.  All of these things I mentioned wear on your nerves and make you edgy and impatient.

Being impatient can mean everything has to be done, in the moment.  Right or wrong?  So you were impatient and smashed the egg.  You couldn’t wait for it to hatch, could you?  And where did this get you?  Nowhere, and perhaps you are in a heap of trouble.

Being patient is the key to everything.  I believe this and you should too.  Well, I believe it is one of the keys to everything.  Oh, and let’s get something straight, patience doesn’t always mean taking your time.  It means you are certain that there will be positive results in a timely manner.  The egg will hatch and there will be a chicken and you will be praised for your due diligence.

Ah, the aura of certainty.  It is a much better feeling of uncertainty, isn’t it?

It is my pleasure to dedicate this blog to the recurring quote challenge held by patriciasplace.  You are missing some good blogs if you don’t drop in and take a look.  The event is In Other Words –






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5 replies

  1. A nice black coffee for me please!
    I couldn’t agree more, patience is the key. You see it everywhere around you, people just want it now and immediately. Each seems to be striving for their own goals!


  2. It does seem everything must be finished in the moment. No time to think about it or plan or savor the contemplation of what is to be done. I think we reap the fruit of our impatience in ways that will take years to make right again. Sadly the impatience of this generation is impacting the future of the next. Maybe they will take the time to learn from our mistakes. Thoughtful post. Thank you for linking to In Other Words.

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  3. Everything is so instant anymore – fast food, internet – It’s like we’ve forgotten that old saying – Good things come to those who wait.

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