Persistence is Patience and Fortitude

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s define the remaining terms.

Patience | noun | the capacity to wait a given period of time without losing your shit; the habit of not rushing yourself, or allowing yourself to be rushed; the practice of accepting the present moment for what it is, or present company for who they are.

Fortitude | noun | strength of mind, will, or character; a state of not taking shit from yourself or anybody else; the ability to act without hope of personal reward.

Do you see any contradictions? Are you able to intuit how those contradictions can be reconciled? Are you persisting, or doggedly taking your marching orders from the Department of Status Quo?


Originally published at Better Storytelling.