Maturity 101

*information obtained from the book “Uncommon Wisdom” by Tom Feltenstein

Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. Maturity is patience; it’s the willingness to pass up immediate pleasures for long-term gain.

Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks. Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse.

Maturity is humility. Maturity is the ability to make a decision and follow through. In contrast, the immature spend their lives exploring the endless possibilities and end up not doing anything.

Maturity means dependability, keeping one’s word, and coming through in a crisis. In contrast, the immature are masters of the alibi. They are conflicted and disorganized. Their lives are a maze of broken promises, former friends, unfinished business, and good intention that never materialize.

” Maturity is the art of being at peace with what we cannot change, having the courage to change what we know should be changed, and having the wisdom to know the difference” author unknown

In other words, it’s a biblical serenity prayer | Godgrant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.


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