The bible declares that the trying of our faith brings about patience which is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. How is this possible when so much occurs daily to cause us to get upset, lose our tolerance and suffer through various situations? Well if we allow ourselves to be patient and have a settled mind and not get upset to the point we lose control than we have just mastered the ability to fight distractions. These distractions come to throw us off the road we were traveling to reach whatever goal we have set for the day. No, is a common answer to the successful person that has to develop patience to turn the no into a yes. The art of war states, for us to know ourselves and in knowing ourselves we will win many battles. Therefore, when patience works in us it labors so we can not only possess our soul but have self-control.