Black Book of Connections: Incoming is Better than Outgoing
“Good things come to those who have patience and take consistent, persistent actions toward what they want.”
The Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer, page 89
Taken from a Google search: Patience: The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person.
Note: patience (noun) = the ability to wait calmly; the capacity to accept delay without getting angry | virtue (noun) = a quality or trait that most people consider to be morally good or desirable in a person.
In a world that seems to be weaned on instant gratification impetuous behavior is often the norm. We expect things now, and we exhibit little tolerance with delays of any duration.
Today’s quote reminds us of two distinct disciplines. (1) We have to allow situations to unfold as they are meant to do. The fact that we would like things accelerated means little. We must learn to sit back and allow things to happen. (2) We must add a little fuel to the fire in the form of meaningful action. Good things need time, but they won’t come to fruition all by themselves.
We need to identify our objectives and then identify the tactics that are required to achieve our goals. Consistent and persistent activity is required if we are going to expect the fruits of our labor to materialize.
Once we coordinate patience with meaningful activity, good things are bound to result.
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