Patience is also a form of action

March 12th, 2024

2 min

I read an article the other day that really resonated with me. Especially one sentence that has been stuck in my head ever since:

"Patience is also a form of action"Christopher P Jones

This thought has preoccupied me quite a bit. I've been feeling that maybe, in life, I need to go at a slower pace. All my life I've had this inner pressure, a sense of restlessness. I've defined myself through the skills I've acquired, the actions I've taken, and the achievements I've collected. My self-worth and consciousness have been heavily dependent on other people's opinions, particularly those I admire or aspire to resemble.

Yet, isn't life also about stopping, slowing down, accepting myself as I am in this moment? I have to acknowledge that I can't achieve everything right now. I don't have to be the best at everything. Recognizing that 'good enough' is indeed good enough. Some days the effort I put in might look different than other days, and that's okay.

Ultimately, it comes down to accepting that I am enough. Simply by being me - not based on my skills, grades, wealth, or fame. I am valuable just as I am, as a human being.