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The Two Most Powerful Warriors Are Patience and Time - Leo Tolstoy

The Two Most Powerful Warriors Are Patience and Time – Leo Tolstoy

While many of us wish otherwise, there is no switch that we can turn off to end our struggles. It is because of this fact that we must work hard to get over our obstacles. Also, while challenging, we must learn to be patient with ourselves, and not allow others to make us feel rushed in our journey to face our fears.

It can be hard to be patient; to wait. We get tired of always tripping over what seems to stand in our way – even if it is our own self-doubt. Sometimes, our situation can seem so bleak that maintaining hope seems almost impossible.

We rarely like to hear this, but things take time. Success is possible for each and every one of us, but we must put effort into achieving our dreams and accept that what we want will not be delivered overnight.

So let us work hard, be patient, and not allow others to be the ones to measure our success.

The Two Most Powerful Warriors Are Patience and Time – Leo Tolstoy
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About B.W. Ginsburg

For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it is to deal with something so seemingly limiting. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! I currently have blogs at www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com and www.restinpieceblog.wordpress.com - In addition, I am the author of the fantasy-horror novel, Rest in Piece and short story collection, Abstract Clarity. I also create and sell literary merchandise on teespring at bws-literary-closet and help co-design inspirational merchandise with a friend at travis-and-the-brain


  1. Sincere sharing from young and youthful writers around the world today. I truly applaud you B.G for taking an old quote from Tolstoy and making it fit into our “chaos” today. We cannot judge outcomes by a moment in time, or changes made by others to our world with a myopic lens always taking a FLASH at the instantaneous remarks, legislative changes or BREAKING NEWS.

    Tolstoy wrote very long books, but even better, in my opinion, short stories. He touched on many of what 12-steppers and self-help writers refer to as DEFECTS of character – and ironically had many himself. Freely admitted.

    I loved your Blog today as this is such a time of acceleration in our society, very few conquer the virtue of patience, until a queue in a long line while holiday shopping presents the opportunity for just such a practice. Patience, a virtue we thirst for, certainly takes time!

    Thank you for sharing! Happy Holidays from Cara

  2. Problems do go away if you just leave them alone a while and be patient. My wife would think different but…..

  3. Thank you for sharing this quote. It’s such a good reminder. Am sharing your post with a few friends.

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