Sunday, July 13, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - 2nd 28 day | Day 3

My team won at Duneden, New Zealand for the first time in 100 years and Larry made the point " That's patience"

Now..that's a very astute observation from Larry who commented on my blog post yesterday.

I read a saying some time ago which has stood me in good stead at times when I want to go too fast. 'You can't push the river'

In a world where we have fast food and instant gratification for just about everything the word patience has been relegated to a dusty tome in the scruffy archives of an old library somewhere.

We need to bring the word back into fashion because "we cannot live without it" and if you don't believe me try getting into a department store on "MEGA END OF YEAR SALE, EVERYTHING HALF PRICE, ONE DAY ONLY" whilst the doors are still locked and you are behind 50 other people queuing for the same reason as you without a whole lotta patience.

Patience is needed in everything we do. The art of a business deal is built on patience. Catching trout on a sunny saturday afternoon in waders in the middle of a lazily drifting trout brook, is built on patience, and winning an important rugby game is built on patience.

In sport, it's a guarantee that you'll get no where if you don't have patience. Building muscle takes patience. There is a popular misconception that you can build big muscle in a very short time...not true, it's extremely difficult to build muscle, unless you're a beginner, and any honest 'natural' body builder will tell you that.

Patience is what is needed to follow any kind of fitness routine through to success. Day by day perserverance, long term, dedication to purpose, daily action steps, patience to get through the down times, and there will be.

One thing I know for sure, even though we don't like it, 'winners are patient, guaranteed'.

Set your health goals, believe that you will attain them, building your action steps daily and have patience.



Mike Groom said...

another great post on a popular topic. Michael made another great post about patience yesterday.

juli gets happy said...

Hey Dougal,

Michael discussed this issue yesterday a well and I agree so much with you two guys.

Have a relaxing and nice Sunday,


Michael said...

Dougal, so spot on today! Patience is the key to success at this "game" and you've nailed it. Winners are made of patience. Winners never give up. Winners push through to the very end. Choosing to be a winner is the most important choice someone can make.

dougal said...

Mike, thanks bud, didn't realise Michael had posted on this subject.

Thanks Juli

Michael, sorry Bud, didn't realise you had posted on the subject before me.

Marbella said...

You are so right about patience, as usual. I for one need a huge dose of that! Thanx for a great blog again. Have a good week....

dougal said...

Lynda, maybe today's post will help.

Adam Waters said...

Awesome post Dougal, patience and discipline seem to be a popular topic recently and you really hit the nail on the head mate!

P.S. Congrats to the Boks mate, I never would have known they had never beat AB's in Dunedin before!

dougal said...

Thanks Mate. Man am I still on a high from the weekend what a game. We'll see you guys on the weekend mate.