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Success depends upon maturity!

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

{ 36 comments… add one }
  • rajvi October 12, 2022, 10:00 am

    what is the conclusion of the story

  • John Mark Bauri September 22, 2016, 10:26 am

    Very helpful.

  • Nitish kumar July 31, 2016, 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…:-)

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


  • Raju September 19, 2015, 2:24 am

    So genious work

  • Homer Calanoc April 20, 2015, 8:20 am

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

  • Resnick March 13, 2015, 8:54 am

    Awesome article

  • Agyemang September 6, 2014, 12:34 pm

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

  • Deepak April 26, 2014, 3:20 am

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

  • Jan Rhais Amantiad February 4, 2014, 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! 😀

  • Mohanvel December 30, 2013, 9:51 pm

    Dictionary meaning for maturity can be replaced with this article…

  • Iam October 6, 2013, 7:41 am

    Thank you, that’s profound indeed.

  • Rakesh krishnan September 4, 2013, 3:39 pm

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

  • Mosopefoluwaah August 27, 2013, 4:46 am

    Wisely put. Maturity a state of growing up fully.

  • Michael August 15, 2013, 8:42 pm

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

  • Jakeey Wong Rey July 7, 2013, 5:47 pm


  • Tobi Dayo June 24, 2013, 3:10 pm

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

  • Kushal singha June 1, 2013, 10:38 pm

    Nice one want some more awesome stories

  • Alex May 25, 2013, 1:33 pm

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

  • Pranav May 25, 2013, 4:48 am

    Heart touching line………I will follow it.

  • Abha May 23, 2013, 1:10 pm

    Excellent work. Important facts very simply stated.

  • Santosh May 9, 2013, 11:28 am

    Beautiful article.

  • Zizi May 7, 2013, 1:53 pm


  • Sumaiya Shafathulla April 19, 2013, 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….

  • Amit Singh February 16, 2013, 6:52 am

    Really motivational ….

  • Sam January 21, 2013, 6:44 am

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

  • Sanjeev Sharma January 8, 2013, 12:09 am

    Maturity is a real friend and prove like a parents.

  • Raj Kishu November 2, 2012, 7:01 pm

    Really inspirational.

  • Mutinda October 23, 2012, 1:40 am

    Wow! Very touching.

  • Sweta October 12, 2012, 5:56 am

    Really….the article is very effective….nice

  • Sumesh July 17, 2012, 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.

  • Otieno June 28, 2012, 7:57 am

    Great article.

  • rahul roshan May 30, 2012, 11:15 am

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

  • Vandana Pattni May 29, 2012, 12:58 pm

    This explained my condition. Thanks a lot.

  • Jecinter Lydia Onyango May 29, 2012, 8:53 am

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

  • Gbenga (Arch) May 23, 2012, 8:24 pm

    I LIKE IT!

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