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I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
-- Thomas Aquinas


Wednesday, August 21, 1996


A sense of urgency is crucial to success, and yet just as important to success is patience. These may seem at first to be contradictory attributes, but really they are not. For we must learn to act with urgency, and react with patience. Yes, we reap what we sow -- sow with a sense of urgency, and reap with a rational patience.

We must have the patience to let our efforts bear fruit. Nothing worth having can be created immediately. There will be delays, disappointments and setbacks. Patience will help you put it all into perspective, and will give you the perseverence necessary to reach your goals.

Patience will make you confident and decisive. Patience will help you to avoid stress. Patience will give you a rational outlook that eventually leads to success. It will help you to become disciplined, and to avoid poor decisions made in haste.

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.

Learn to be patient and savor the richn

— Ralph Marston

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