In Part 1, I explored the importance of patience, and how a lack of this simple, yet key trait can be dangerous to your success. How do you develop it?
To help you see clearly in the path to patience, below is part 2 of a two-part excerpt on patience from my latest book Hustle While You Wait .
Four ways you can build patience:Mind you, there is nothing wrong with having the right sense of urgency. Just make sure impatience doesn't get the best of you!
- Understand what makes you tick: No one else can know your mind but you. Be open and honest. Let those close to you know what hot buttons are not to be pushed.
- Know in advance what sets you off: Start to notice when you’re becoming impatient, for example, when you are overworked, exhausted, hungry or not getting your way.
- Keep a "patience log”: Write down what triggers your impatience and what helps you stay calm.
- Accept that some things won’t come naturally: Some people are naturally self-controlled and others aren’t, and no one is quite sure whether the difference results from nurture or nature. Work on improving
Patience is a life skill, so don't expect tho master this overnight. Keep working on it.
To your success,