Patience can be defined as quiet steady perseverance; even-tempered care. It’s becoming a lost virtue in our instant gratification society. Sometimes we need a simple study in patience. Definitely something we can all work on.
Here’s a tip: Not everything needs to be done at the eleventh hour. Not everything is imperative that it be negotiated right now. Sometimes just letting it sit for a minute is not a bad idea at all. We don’t always need to be in such a rush to make things happen.
“Not everything needs to be done at the eleventh hour. Not everything is imperative that it be negotiated right now”.What I’ve learned over the years is to sometimes just step back, give it a think, roll around a few different scenarios or examples in your mind and think things through a bit. More often than not, we are just not giving enough thought to things. You know when you haven’t because then you revisit a situation in your mind. You go over and over it after the fact. You think of all the different ways you could have handled a situation or all the ways it could have worked out differently should you have taken some time to think on things. Should have, would have, could have… Patience is the key. Not everything can be done immediately. We need to calm down, slow down, and rid ourselves of this knee jerk reaction impulse. Most times the initial knee jerk reaction tends to be the wrong reaction. Thoughtful action is worlds better than an impulse reaction.
When negotiating a deal and when you are making decisions and problem solving, I strongly urge and encourage you to take a moment, take a step back, think about the situation, digest the particulars, formulate an action plan, and then with deliberate effort move forward.