We all seem to be in a hurry in whatever we do. More so as life today has become fiercely competitive and we want to achieve our goals before anyone else does. But in this frenzy our mind gets clouded with tension and negative thoughts and our ability to think gets severely weakened thereby losing the goal itself.
However the quote below makes me wonder whether such wisdom can work in a world of fleeting opportunities where speed is the mantra to winning?
A leader in a hurry is bound to make mistakes or achieve short-term wins but a leader who analysis the situation and plans well before execution will provide sustainable and robust results. No wonder leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) are considered to be better than leaders with high IQ levels and low EI. The former has the ability to remain calm in highly stressful and volatile situations thus validating the wisdom of Lao Tzu ( 601 BC to 531 BC) even in present times. In Lao Tsu’s words ~
“Do you have the patience to wait,
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving,
Till the right action arises by itself?”
Do share your views dear readers on the relevance of Patience not only in today’s fast moving business world but also in our own family relationships.