Do you like waiting?
Trick question of course. No one likes it; people at best tolerate waiting. Yet we have to wait all the time, and it usually drives us a bit crazy.
Of course waiting patiently is often part of success. Farmers of ages past had to wait on rain, flows of rivers, and the seasons. Investors have to be patient to find the right time to buy or sell.
This week's exercise is a two-parter.
First, I want you to sit down for five minutes and write down all the things you've given up on in your career because you decided not to be patient. What are the repercussions of these actions in your life and career?
Secondly, pick one thing you were looking forward to doing this week and delay it by at least one day. Do it just to built a little patience. Maybe in the weeks and months to come you can play with your impatience and purposefully develop your ability to be patient.
– Steven Savage