Is Having Patience Really That Important?

Overwhelmed executive

Way back at the end of the 1800’s, a really smart and passionate dude named Thomas Edison decided to perfect the lightbulb in order to illuminate our lives.

It is said that to achieve this insane goal he literally had to repeat the bulb making process over 2000 times! “That’s some super f***ing patience batman!!!”

Can you imagine him working day and night for months without getting a positive result? Thankfully, stopping wasn’t an option because he knew that it would all come together in time. 

Did he get angry or frustrated during the process? I bet he did. But what made him great was his insistence on doing what needed to be done.

Sure, you might be saying, “But Juancho, you don’t understand, I don’t have patience.” Don’t worry little grasshopper. Thankfully, patience is a learnable skill. I know because I did it.

Chill out. Focus on the process.

Developing patience is important to your success. Period. It helps you gain experience, knowledge and you gain mental muscles from your mistakes. In other words, creating awesome results takes time.

And another thing, stop comparing your results with other people. I’ve seen very talented people do some really stupid sh*t, so why be like them. You are different and special, so focus on doing your best.

For example, if you are looking to become a doctor, your journey could take between 6 and 12 years depending on your specialty. If you’re not up to it, then it probably isn’t your calling.

Even in metaphysics there’s a law called, The Law of Gestation, which explains how every living thing goes through a growth process. Some take longer than others but it’s always the perfect time for them.

When Steven Spielberg worked on his blockbuster movie, JAWS, the robot that controlled the shark broke down during every scene. In the end, this experience showed him that it’s better to imply that there was a shark instead of showing a fake one that convinced no one.

Look, my friend, whatever you want to have or do in life, you’ve got to first analyze what it takes to make it. Then you can decide if the practicing, the waiting, the learning, and even the failing are worth the effort.

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