In this article, I want to share with you 5 quotes from powerful men on patience. The wiser I become, the more I realize how important patience is. Your own mind and the world will test you till your dying day.
However, the warrior is geared towards struggle. He is willing to endure this non-stop testing till his dying day. Why? Because anything other than that is tainted with mediocrity, apathy, and death.
A warrior’s deepest impulse has to do with living, fighting, giving, serving, and following the inner voice of his conscience that knows how to live right. This is true discipline: Being a disciple of your deepest self.
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
“Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” ~ Francis Bacon
“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” ~ Julius Caesar
If a warrior is to succeed in anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession. – Carlos Castaneda
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Aristotle
We live in a world of infobesity. Everywhere you look, you are bombarded with messages that tell you to buy this and consume that. Every day you are bombarded with all kinds of things that arouse your desire. This arousal of your desire can easily turn you into a slave. A warrior must be able to deal with the pain of detaching from his lesser desires. He must recondition his focus to be on his deeper desires.
The world will test you and so will your mind. You are your own worst enemy so be patient because this battle will be lifelong. The only thing you can hope for is to become a better warrior. But to hope for the battle to cease is akin to hoping for death.
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