Do you have the patience to build a business that will take you more five years before it starts to bear fruits?
Are you willing to stick it out?
Are you willing to see through the dip for longer periods of time?
Do you have the patience to wait, and put in the hours even when the rewards are taking long to show?
Do you have the patience to roll with the punches as and when they come with the hope and faith that over time you will land your strong punch and knock the challenge out?
We are told from a very early age that patience is a virtue. However, very few of us are ever really shown or taught how to be patient.
Patience is not something we have, it is something we consciously do.
Patience is like any other hard-earned discipline: The more we practice it, the more patient we become.
Patience is an acquired skill. You can learn to be more patient.
When you deal with people, you have to be patient.
To be successful, we need patience when it comes to employee relations, business negotiations and communications, as well as achievement of the strategic goals you set.
Further, you have to remain calm amid the big and small twists and turns that come with life. It is only through being patient that we you truly learn from the curveballs which get thrown in our path.
Build your skill, perfect your craft, build a reputation, build a client base. All these traits takes time to perfect.
Put in the hours, if you are planning to do this business then for the rest of your life, why are you rushing? Where are you rushing too? Take your time. Don’t standstill, but don’t rush the process.
Like Warren Buffet said:
“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
In business, you cannot short-circuit your way to success.
Patience is not easy to come by.
Be the type of businessperson who is making sound decisions based upon solid values rather than impulsive reactions.
Patience takes time and conscious effort to master, but impatience can lead to demise.
As Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Patience is for the impatient.
I learned quickly why people say that the two big reasons you fail in business are that you underestimate the commitment and you underestimate the capital needs.
Sometimes life with throw you challenges that might take 15 years before you get what you want? Are you willing to keep the faith for 15 years waiting for your solution?
Passion and patience are the keys to success in starting your own business.
Thank you for having the patience to read this article to the end.
Ps: Here is shortcut that’s certain to work every time:
Take the long way.
Do the hard work, consistently and with generosity and transparency.
And then you won’t waste time doing it over.