It may take 10-20 years to regain order and simplicity from a lifetime of… Who doesn’t love secrets? Mine is patience. It may take 10-20 years to regain order and simplicity from a lifetime of hectic living. Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. Edward Bulwer-Lytton Be patient, no? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.