Step back and breathe...

On a daily basis, we all have obstacles we must overcome to keep moving forward. Some days, those obstacles are less obvious than others. These are things like having trouble getting out of bed, getting stuck in traffic, and sometimes even our own impatience with the world.  Sometimes slowing down and taking a deep breath sounds like the opposite of being productive. So how could that possibly help keep us motivated? I'll let these folks tell you and let it simmer until next week.

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow- that is patience.  ~Unknown

He that can have Patience, can have what he will. ~Benjamin Franklin

Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~Saint Augustine