Oftentimes to improve a situation, the quality you must have in the greatest abundance is one of patience. Why? Because it is in the dynamic of patience where the truth, true insight, is finally glimpsed.
If you’re always shooting from the hip and acting impulsively, chances are you’re going to miss the mark. You won’t gain access to all the information that a situation has to offer. The truth is rarely found on the surface of things.
It takes wisdom and experience to read the truth of a situation. And wisdom and experience are the fruit of patience—patience of heart, patience of mind. You must gain the ability to become quiet and listen without making demands on a situation before you can fully grasp its true nature.