Often given bad press I have recently had an interesting conversation with a very tenacious, ambitious and self-confessed “impatient” entrepreneur and coaching client.
The topic was essentially based around the frustration and stress being caused by her impatience and the concerns she had as to why she was the only one wanting things done so quickly. There was certainly some suggestion that being impatient in nature was a burden and not an asset.
Here are just some of the thoughts I shared with her around the true power of being an impatient person.
Impatient people have a great deal to offer in life and in business generally. From driving action, to expediting results and helping others to make the very best use of theirs and everyone’s time. The first part in recognising this beneficial trait is to know you have it and when you are using it. Never temper your impatience, it can and should be considered an asset when used in the right way.
Of course, this article has been shared simply to balance out against some of the disadvantages of impatience which are more commonly known and understood.
Are you an impatient person? Or maybe you know someone who is impatient.
How do you manage this interesting character trait?