“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams
Not to try and outdo John Quincy Adams but I would add calmness and consistency to this quote. When I was calm and consistent, had patience and persevered, no matter what was before me, then yes, I would say that magical things happened. And I would add that the opposite is true. In my “witch on a broomstick ” stage I was very definitely not calm, was not consistent, had very little patience and gave up pretty easily. I totally understand why my family life was in chaos and why I was exhausted and upset most of the time.
I wish I had seen this quote. I would have used patience, perseverance, calmness and consistent as my mantra. I would have put these words all over my house as a reminder. There would have been little stickies on the refrigerator, the bathroom mirror, in the car, in the kids rooms, anywhere where I would be able see them throughout the day. My house may have looked a bit odd with little yellow stickies everywhere but we would have been a happier family. These are powerful words and words that, if lived by, would have had an amazing effect on my family and me.
So… Memorize these four words, – patience, perseverance, calmness and consistent. Think of them often, use them often and then watch the magic happen.
Have some fun today!