Today we will focus on one of the most important skills to have if it doesn’t come naturally to you: Patience.
I know that very well because I had to learn it. Patience was definitely not natural for me. I learnt it the hard way because I didn’t see the point of being patient.
I used to think that you were either born patient or not.
So, in this article, I’d like to explain why is it important to have patience.
Purpose, motivation or luck have never been a problem for me. I got all the jobs I applied for, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I knew where I wanted to work and I knew that there was some kind of
process involved. I knew I had to go from “A” to “Z”.
However, because of the lack of patience, I wanted to jump from “A” to “Z” immediately, in one go, without enjoying the so-called journey.
Over time, my lack of patience led to anxiety, insecurity, frustration, boredom.
I knew I could do the job, my managers knew I could do the job, and they would tell me that the opportunity would come and I would have it. I would get the promotion.
But because of the anxiety, stress and boredom, I left without waiting for it to happen.
And I left some pretty good jobs that I was happy with and I knew I could do well.
The frustration grew when I went on to a job after another with the same process:
“if nothing happened in three months time … I’m out of here!”
And you may be thinking “ridiculous” and yes it is.
And even more so with the insomnia, fear and constant tightness in my
stomach thinking, being Italian and very dramatic, nothing would happen
for me ever!
Until I decided to learn to be patient.
What I gained with that was allowing the journey, the process to happen and to be able to enjoy it.
Allowing myself to grow not only as a professional but as a human being.
And the minute I started doing that, the anxiety and stress came back under control.
And so I really enjoy now what I do and the process of it.
Mind you I’m still not patient, something I still have to work on.
You will never see me embroidering, knitting or cooking and if I do start … be very worried!
So I encourage you if it’s not natural for you, to learn how to be patient.
Thinks will happen when they have to happen and you will grow as a person and as a professional.
If you are now like I used to be, if you struggle with being patient, then let’s have a chat.
Get in touch with me. I am happy to explain more about how I finally got there andhave a 30-minutes free consultation.
Also, please do share this article with other people who may be struggling with patience.
Remember for us to succeed lots of things need to happen, but especially three things:
- and Patience.