You’ve probably heard this countless of times: be patient. Whatever you’re waiting for, it will come. Patience is a virtue (and one very few people have), and if you stick to that virtue, I’m sure your _(insert thing you’re waiting for)_ will come.
Virtue: “a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good”
The universe gives you what you deserve. You’re doing good just by being patient! If you do good, the universe gives you something good in return. And this “something good” might be the thing you’ve been waiting for!
So easy, isn’t it? Just hold back! Distract yourself, do something you enjoy, and wait for whatever you’re waiting for. Just be on the lookout: it might come to you when you least expect it, or it might be in front of you and you haven’t even noticed!
It will come.
I like this. Sometimes it seems that all of life is simply waiting in vain. I differ in my belief somewhat, as I feel that only action changes anything and that if you only wait, then you will wait forever. But at the same time, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Yes, be patient, but don’t get complacent. Take action as it needs to be taken. Do the work and be patient for the universe to hold up its end of the deal. Or laugh in your face. Either way, we get what we need. :)
I think Nietzsche suggested in one of his books (can’t remember which one) that these things we consider “virtues” might have been created by a ruling elite to keep the masses passive. So, for example in the case of patience, you’d be less active and just trust that you’ll get what you want (based on some perception of “deserving” which itself isn’t really based on anything). “Be patient, you’ll get everything you want” does sound a bit like a stalling tactic if you think about it in that way.
Having said that, I do agree. Patience is a great trait: it kind of destroys boredom (a form of suffering), which decreases experienced suffering. What you’re describing, though, is waiting for something (“deserved”), and that’s sort of the opposite of patience. Other people will probably get the idea though… nice of you to put out such positivity. :)