We created a society where anything we want, we can buy it and it will be ours soon. The problem with this is that there are lots of things we cannot buy and we get frustrated because those things won’t happen as fast as we would want to. I’ve started to think about this thanks to thegoodhuman’s comment about patience.
We often go for these things fully motivated and ready to do whatever it takes to get there, but only if it happens faster. Who wouldn’t be prepared to work 24/7 for two weeks if that person would know that his or hers dreams would come true because of that? But it doesn’t work that way and we work very hard at the beginning and we reach to burnout and after that we quit doing it because we don’t see the results. Farmers could teach us a thing or two about this.
I’m not a farmer, but I got to a certain level of patience. I achieved this due to a certain mix between my goals, my plan and my vision. As Les Brown says below, a tree won’t grow in a day.
I love Simon Sinek’s input about this and also how Les Brown addresses the issue. What is your favorite idea? Have you found some new insights that can help you with building patience?