Be Patient With Yourself. Self-growth Is Tender. – Stephen Covey.

Be Patient With Yourself. Self-growth Is Tender - Stephen Covey.

In this post, we are going to explain a quote by Stephen Covey, which says: “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” 

And I hope you find the motivation you so much need from this quote.

Thoughts on this quote.

According to our quote of today, the result of patience is growth, or rather self-growth.

But we don’t have to take this word literally. Because age and growth are two different things.

Someone might be 50 years old and still act like a 10-year-old.

‘Maturity is of the mind, and not of age’

I guess that’s the best way to put it.

And a mature mind always lies in waiting for the right opportunity; to execute the plan, to strike, and then to win.

And what else keeps him company during the wait, except patience.

That patient dog lying down there watching Jack trying to finish the bone has perfected its plan of taking it.

And just a mere second after Jack looked away, the dog and the bone are gone.

If the wait was not in vogue, or if the dog had rushed it; Jack would have prevented it from getting the bone.

But all thanks to perfect timing, made possible by patience.

Maybe that’s how the patient’s dog always eats the fattest bone.


Dear friend, life is no rush because you might be prevented by things or men from getting what you desire.

But if you always learn how to be patient, ensure the coast is clear before you strike.

You will always come out triumphant.

And that is self-growth, the best investment you will ever make for yourself today.

Have a nice day!

Hope this quote by Stephen Covey helps you know how to be patient with yourself today and always.

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