I’ve learned over the years that the 3 P’s are essential when dealing with downtime;
- Persistence -to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc. (from persist)
- Perseverance -steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
- Patience -the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
Although the 1st two are much more ingrained in one’s (a runner’s) Psych, Patience is a “Bear”
Penelope is the goddess of Patience – in her case, patience came in the form of fighting off suitors while Odysseus was doing his thing….
My 2 year old granddaughter’s name is Penelope. Pi for short.. Indivisible she is.. (interestingly, her mother was born 3/14 – PiDay)
For now, with Penelope’s help, I will be Persistent while I Persevere thru this downtime trying to maintain the Patience I require in order to keep my sanity..