Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Success depends upon maturity!

Ann Landers

Is the title of today's Inspirational message.

Maturity is many things. It is the ability to base
a judgment on the big picture, the long haul.
It means being able to resist the urge for
immediate gratification and opt for the course of
action that will pay off later.
One of the characteristics of the young is “I
want it now.”
Grown-up people can wait.
Maturity is perseverance–the ability to sweat
out a project or a situation, in spite of heavy
opposition and discouraging setbacks, and stick
with it until it is finished.
The adult who is constantly changing friends
and changing mates is immature. He/she
cannot stick it out because he/she has not
grown up.
Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle
differences without violence or destruction. The
mature person can face unpleasantness,
frustration, discomfort and defeat without
collapsing or complaining. He/she knows he
cannot have everything his/her own way every
time. He/she is able to defer to circumstances,
to other people-and to time. He/she knows
when to compromise and is not too proud to do
Maturity is humility. It is being big enough to
say, “I was wrong.” And, when he/she is right,
the mature person need not experience the
satisfaction of saying, “I told you so.”
Maturity is the ability to live up to your
responsibilities, and this means being
dependable. It means keeping your word.
Dependability is the hallmark of integrity. Do
you mean what you say-and do you say what
you mean? Unfortunately, the world is filled with
people who cannot be counted on. When you
need them most, they are among the missing.
They never seem to come through in the
clutches. They break promises and substitute
alibis for performance. They show up late or not
at all. They are confused and disorganized.
Their lives are a chaotic maze of broken
promises, former friends, unfinished business
and good intentions that somehow never
materialize. They are always a day late and a
dollar short.
Maturity is the
ability to
make a
decision and
stand by it.
people spend
their lives
and then
doing nothing.
Without courage, little is accomplished.
Maturity is the ability to harness your abilities
and your energies and do more than is
expected. The mature person refuses to settle
for mediocrity. He/she would rather aim high
and miss the mark than low-and make it.
Maturity is the art of living in peace with that
which cannot be changed, the courage to
change that which should be changed, no
matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know
the difference.

By Ann landers

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