Patience is also a form of Action
It has become our nature to want and have everything in the next instance. The world is moving at a fast pace and with it we are steadily forgetting what it is like to be patient. Patience is not just the ability to wait, it is the ability to wait patiently. This age is a battleground for businesses and innovative and new businesses are popping up everywhere every day. As great as this is, today’s businessman has started to overlook the virtue of patience and what wonders time can do for the growth of a business.
The myth that an entrepreneurial venture will not succeed if it does not do so in the first three years of its inception has caused people to abandon ventures which could have a solid future if only they were given a little more time. If we take a peek into history, we will be surprised by how much time huge business owners have given their companies. They didn’t stop believing the next instance after three years were over. They kept their calm and worked for it.
The ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ syndrome has hit everyone these days. We take almost no time in giving a reply. Agreed, this is great but think of all the different interpretations you could have deduced if only you had taken some time to hear what was being asked of you.
Many times we irascibly get done with a particular task because it was taking a lot of our valuable time. While doing so, we take shortcuts or even just copy and paste what was done previously. This kills the innovative side of us eventually.
Give it a thought, what is the world looking for nowadays? Innovation. Where does this come from? By doing something which existed with a new twist or by thinking of something entirely new. So, if you want to do something in a novel manner, isn’t it necessary to give it enough time? An idea evolves over time. It grows into something beautiful over time. The important ingredient here is time, which ultimately means patience.
For instance, when a new employee joins your company. You do not expect them to understand the nature and prospects of the job straight away. You give him a little time to get adjusted to the work culture. If you dump a lot of work and responsibilities on him on the very first day, he will not be able to flourish.
When we step into a swimming pool on a relatively cool day, it takes time for the body to get adjusted to the temperature of the water. In a similar manner, it takes time for things to adjust to something new. The only thing one can do is to remain patient.
We live in a world where the trend is of instant gratification. The trouble with this is that we fail to realize that some things do take time and these things are worth spending that much time for. So, if you expect to rise up in your career speedily or make big profits within a year of establishment of your company, you might want to take a halt and see if your expectations are unrealistic.
Remember, patience is also a form of action.
Writer at Digipundit
Mrunmayi Gaikwad, soon to be a wielder of the scales of justice, harbors a twin passion for law and for poetry. Writing is more than just a hobby for her – it is a release. Mrunmayi is an avid reader and hopes to have her own personal library someday. Her family and the city of Mumbai are two pillars of her life.