Success depends upon maturity!

by Stephen on May 17, 2012 · 35 comments

in Awakening, Inspirational Stories

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 so.

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.

Ann Landers

Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. Immature people spend their lives exploring endless possibilities and then doing nothing. Action requires courage. 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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1 Gbenga (Arch) May 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm


2 Jecinter Lydia Onyango May 29, 2012 at 8:53 am

I like the article, it’s so real and to the point. Keep up the good work!

3 Vandana Pattni May 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This explained my condition. Thanks a lot.

4 rahul roshan May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

Great article… gave me an instant touch to move forward. Thank you.

5 Otieno June 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

Great article.

6 Sumesh July 17, 2012 at 2:46 am

It really opened my eyes .. I am 28, and I can say I am the least matured person on my age. Thanks for the article.

7 Sweta October 12, 2012 at 5:56 am

Really….the article is very effective….nice

8 Mutinda October 23, 2012 at 1:40 am

Wow! Very touching.

9 Raj Kishu November 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Really inspirational.

10 Sanjeev Sharma January 8, 2013 at 12:09 am

Maturity is a real friend and prove like a parents.

11 Sam January 21, 2013 at 6:44 am

Truly awakening
Tnx Ann Landers…
It’s what I needed most to find myself.

12 Amit Singh February 16, 2013 at 6:52 am

Really motivational ….

13 Sumaiya Shafathulla April 19, 2013 at 3:23 am

Very nice said, influenced me, its reality, sometime we know everytjing but we dont walk on that path, lovely said, very touching….

14 Zizi May 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm


15 Santosh May 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

Beautiful article.

16 Abha May 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Excellent work. Important facts very simply stated.

17 Pranav May 25, 2013 at 4:48 am

Heart touching line………I will follow it.

18 Alex May 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Wow! This is fantastic and wonderful story has really touched me, I want more.

19 Kushal singha June 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Nice one want some more awesome stories

20 Tobi Dayo June 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Wow highly inspirational. More knowledge to your database of wisdom.

21 Jakeey Wong Rey July 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm


22 Michael August 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I really love the story. I need more please. It really opened my eyes, have a lot of change in myself.

23 Mosopefoluwaah August 27, 2013 at 4:46 am

Wisely put. Maturity a state of growing up fully.

24 Rakesh krishnan September 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

It’s really very useful.. gotta myself make this in action… thanx a lot..

25 Iam October 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

Thank you, that’s profound indeed.

26 Mohanvel December 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Dictionary meaning for maturity can be replaced with this article…

27 Jan Rhais Amantiad February 4, 2014 at 2:05 am

WOW! 😀 AMAZING! While reading it, it feels like it’s written personally for you. The ideas seems not general, it’s like specifically made for you only! WOW! WOW! WOW! 😀

28 Deepak April 26, 2014 at 3:20 am

Flawless! What a perfection! Each line has a lot to understand!

29 Agyemang September 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Really touching. I was once under the illusion that maturity comes through aging . How wrong i was…

30 Resnick March 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

Awesome article

31 Homer Calanoc April 20, 2015 at 8:20 am

Fruits of the spirit are character that a matured person must possess or comprehend

32 Raju September 19, 2015 at 2:24 am

So genious work

33 Himangshu borgohain chao ahom May 26, 2016 at 10:03 am


34 Nitish kumar July 31, 2016 at 2:14 am

Very nice said, influenced me, it’s reality, sometime we know everything but we don’t work on that path, lovely said,
Very touching…:-)

35 John Mark Bauri September 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

Very helpful.

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