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How Impatience Can Destroy A Business’s Success

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Patience & Persistence is Key

Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Accomplishing one’s goals take time. The order of success would favorably be in the order that Napolean Hill suggests. Although, patience may still remain the most difficult and prized virtue. In business as in all areas of life, patience can bear rewards. With reward comes positive other positive aspects such as sales, acknowledgment, business growth that bring you closer to those goals.

In this episode of the Rise Above Be Visible podcst, we approach the destructive power of impatience on life and success. Notable cautionary thoughts and practices are discussed as well. A few of those we discuss are mentioned below:

Self-Deprecation (belittling/diminishing/undervaluing oneself)
Self-Destruction (sabotaging/punishing/harming oneself)
Martyrdom (denying responsibility for oneself)
Stubbornness (resisting change in one’s life)
Greed (selfish overindulgence, over-consumption)
Arrogance (inflating/exalting/overvaluing oneself)
Impatience (intolerance of frustration/obstruction/delay)

Impatient People Expect Immediate Results

Impatience is a lack of understanding about how things work. It’s the reason why you leave your house with wet hair and a wrinkled shirt because you don’t want to wait for your clothes to dry, even though you have time to spare.

It’s the reason why you can’t seem to sit still when there are things left undone on your list of tasks for today, even though it doesn’t matter if they’re done now or later—they’ll just keep piling up until tomorrow anyway!

Impatience is a lack of understanding about the time it takes to accomplish goals. It’s why we rush through tasks without giving them our full attention (because we know we’ll get around to it later), leading us into making mistakes or missing important steps along the way; or waiting until everything feels perfect before sharing something with others rather than putting out any imperfect version earlier in order for feedback right away; or letting fear hold us back from trying new things at all!


Impatient People Are Overly Critical

Impatient people are impatient with themselves. If you’re impatient, you are automatically more critical of your own mistakes and shortcomings. You might think that this is a good thing—you’re being realistic, right? But being critical of yourself only makes it harder to get better at something. For example, if you’re learning how to play guitar and you find yourself struggling with some chords, it’s easy to just give up on them altogether instead of sticking with it until they become easier for your fingers. This can be dangerous because there may come a time when those same chords are needed in order for the song or piece of music to sound correct!

Impatient people are impatient with others.  Impatience also affects relationships: if someone doesn’t do something exactly as fast as we think they should (or even if they do), we can become upset or angry. This does not help us in life or with the sucess of our business.

Understanding Others

  • Don’t expect others to be as impatient as you.
  • Don’t expect others to be as motivated as you.
  • Don’t expect others to be as hard working as you.
  • Don’t expect others to be as smart and confident (in their abilities)

Patience Is A Skill

Patience is not simply an emotion; it’s an actionable quality you can cultivate. You can practice patience by doing things like taking deep breaths when angry or frustrated; accepting criticism (and compliments) gracefully; staying calm when facing an impossible deadline; or setting aside time for activities that make you feel good about yourself outside of work (like walking your dog).

Patience can help you achieve success in almost any endeavor—but most important of all: patience will make you better at being human!

Aunia Kahn, Rise Visible CEO

Aunia Kahn is the CEO of Rise Visible. With 24 years in the industry, she is a highly sought-after digital marketer, strategist, designer and public speaker. Rise Visible was named a Top-Ranking Woman-Owned Digital Agency by Clutch and is a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE®). Kahn is also an internationally renowned artist and photographer and has been in over 300 exhibitions in 10 countries; at places such as SDAI, iMOCA, and the SLAM. She founded Create for Healing, is the host of the Rise Above Be Visible Podcast and a contributing writer for Better Marketing and Just Creative. She been featured on Yahoo, Prevention Magazine, Authority Magazine and Entrepreneur on Fire. She also identified as a disabled business owner in STEM surviving and thriving with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Type 3), MCAS, Dysautonomia, POTS, PTSD, etc.


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