Earlier today my daughter, Faith, brought me an email she just finished writing. I am sending it to you because she’s just getting started writing emails and her message is well worth reading. It brought tears to the ole Furecat’s eyes. My comments will follow:
Why patience is the key to life
Recently I got to thinking about how I always overlooked the importance and power of patience in the past. I believe it’s a quality many people overlook because we tend not to realize the significance of it.
Patience is involved whenever we are waiting, anticipating, or tolerating the fact that our desired outcomes may not come to us immediately.
I would say that I have a natural talent for learning physical activities, but not so much when it comes to cognitive function hobbies like reading, writing, painting, or knitting.
Turns out the exact thing that kept holding me back (in those areas) was my lack of patience.
For the longest time, I lacked this fundamental trait. I always had this expectation that the outcome I wanted should always happen quickly. I would always feel frustrated and sometimes even irritated with the process, and I would either forget about it or move on completely.
These feelings occurred most whenever I tried to learn or pick up various new hobbies that wouldn’t come naturally for me. I finally got to a point where I was tired of all the negative emotions and began practicing patience.
It took time for me to accept the fact that although I might be great in one area, was weaker in another. The weaker areas aren’t something to ignore just because I’m not skilled in them yet. I say “yet” because practically anything can be learned as long as you give it time, dedication, and of course, patience.
Currently, I am learning email copywriting (from my Dad). I’m studying his courses and he’s guiding me in person. I’ve been learning a lot and I am stunned because this is definitely not being taught to me in college.
One of the things my Dad told me is that although copywriting is definitely not everyone’s strong suit, it can still become one if you take the time to learn how to do it, if you practice every day and you are patient.
It’s obvious that nobody enjoys doing something they aren’t proficient in. But that is why practice and patience are the keys to becoming skilled at whatever it is we are learning.
I believe patience is the key to life. There’s a reason why people say, “patience is a virtue” or “good things take time.” Having this quality is so valuable yet often overlooked. Patience gives you clarity and a healthy attitude when facing stressful or challenging moments. With patience, you have the ability to accept and learn from your setbacks rather than feeling upset and discouraged.
With practice and patience, anyone can become a great copywriter, myself included.
I wish I was interested in learning copywriting sooner, but I was too busy practicing ballet and going to school. Even though I’m only 19, I feel I’m learning fast, and my Dad says he could still teach me if I was 99.
He says, “The key is you have to want it and if you have the desire, you can do it.”
Thank you, Faith. I’m proud of you!