Patience Is One Of The Greatest Tools In Leadership, Business, And Life
Instant gratification is ruling your mind, your thought process. You want everything, you want your results, and you want your success. You want it all right now. Here's the problem, life doesn't work that way and neither does business.
Patience is the most underrated characteristic you can have. It causes you to look at situations in full scope, it gives you time to process, and it gives you a chance to respond accordingly. Without patience you miss out on the opportunities before they even reveal themselves. You miss out on potential clients. You miss out on the offerings of life.
Too often companies want the instant result. They do anything and everything they can to get it right now. If they don't get it with in a set time, they give up and throw it to the side. This type of thinking is the same reason they have issues finding and holding on to talent. This is also the same reason they lose out on clients and more times than not, big clients.
Have you ever found out a client went to a competitor just months after you gave up on earning their business? Have you ever had an employee you let go find success with a different business in your industry? Did you ever question as to why it happened or what the difference was?
This happens more than people would like to admit. If you had just been more patient, you could have landed that client. You could have that top performer instead of being in direct competition with them.
Some of the opportunities you have may come easy, but typically, the ones' you spend the most time on and put the most effort in are the ones' that garner the best results. Nurturing a client or an employee for a lengthy period shows your investment into their well being or interests. It shows them that it is not just their business or their results you wish to obtain.
In your personal and professional life be patient. Want to be happier, be patient. Want to achieve greater success, be patient. Good things happen all the time, but great things happen with time.