“Maturity is the ability to control your anger and settle your differences without violence or resentment. Maturity is patience; it’s the willingness to pass up short term pleasure for long term gain. It’s the ability to sweat it out in spite of heavy opposition or discouraging setbacks.
It’s the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration without complaining or collapsing. Maturity is humility. It’s being big enough to say “I was wrong”, and when you are right, never saying “I told you so”. Maturity is the ability to make a decision and follow through with it instead of exploring endless possibilities and doing nothing about any of them.
Maturity means dependability, keeping your word, and coming through in a crisis. Maturity is the art of being at peace with what you can’t change, having the courage to change what you can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (Quote from Word For You Today – 2/4/19)