When Neil Armstrong directed his lunar module towards the surface of the moon, he was faced with blaring warning alarms in the cockpit, a proposed landing site that was actually full of giant boulders, and a computer that wasn’t working properly. Nobody could have blamed him for panicking in that situation, yet Armstrong calmly directed the craft to another landing point, and brought it down with just 25 seconds of fuel left. He then became the first man to walk on the moon, and is a true testament to the benefits of staying calm and collected when faced with stress or danger. On July 20, 1969, mankind left its footprint for the first time on a body that was not the Earth. Armstrong’s famous words were, ‘That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’.
Wiseland: Patience means not only waiting; it’s main flavor depends on how we conduct ourselves while we are waiting.