Sometime it is hard to be patient. You might be in a hurry…waiting for something to happen..and it seems like time stands still. Then frustration sets in and blows patience right out the door. Even counting to ten doesn’t help. It is hard to back away and just let it go . Peace is hard to come by when you are impatient with anyone or anything. This too shall pass helps if you repeat it a lot. So how do we acquire patience as a virtue? Is it something we have to practice every day in order to acquire patience? Do we ever acquire patience as a virtue? What steps do we take to start having patience with others, with events that are happening, or anything that might have a short fuse? Patience is an asset to have all through your life. Patience is acquired through perseverance and then it becomes a virtue. Sometimes attitude adjustments helps when dealing with impatience. The definition of patience: the state, quality or fact of being patient. The will or ability to wait or endure without complaint. Refusing to be provoked or angered as by insults. Calmly tolerating delay, confusion, etc. Able to wait calmly for something desired. Well, this sounds really good, but as I get older I find that I am impatient a lot..with myself..with anything that does not go my way and for not having a mind set at that moment to cope with whatever arises to bug me. I find that I am impatient with others who do not comprehend what I think they should, hey, it is my opinion so listen up. The definition of impatience is annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc. So what can I do to keep patient? Is there a set of rules that apply or a mind set that I need to use? What options are available to combat impatience? I found that self talk, or taking a walk, or do something else or just focusing on something that has nothing to do with your frustrations works. We need to know what triggers the onset of impatience and learn that no matter how old you are, you can keep yourself from having a stressful situation.