Great Men know just how important it is to be patient. Nelson Mandela was the ultimate example of what patience can achieve. We don’t have to spend most of our lives in a prison to achieve our dreams, but without a vision and the patience to keep on working at it we are liable to miss many golden opportunities.
My favourite philosopher Aristotle put it this way:
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Some people are blessed with a kind of inbuilt patience – some might describe it as being easy going but I see it as being realistic. When you start any kind of business or project you need to have the patience to see it through. Some people quit because they are impatient for results. This can happen even when they are on the brink of success. It’s one of the biggest problems in the online marketing world. Yes -you have no doubt seen or read about those who have had almost instant success on social media platforms, but often this overnight success has not been as fast or as easy as it appears.
It’s a well known fact that only one out of five businesses succeed. The online business success rate is much less, some surveys have concluded that 90% of them fail in the first 4 months. Perhaps this is because new online business owners have unrealistic expectations or because they have not had to pay much to start it up in the first place. When people don’t pay for something – they don’t pay attention to it. To lose patience with a new online business in a few short months is so ridiculous.
So can impatient people learn how to be patient? Not really, patience is a mindset and the only way you can do anything the lack of it is to make a massive effort to become patient.
Sometimes life forces people to be patient. It certainly did with me. When I was 13 years old I found out that I was adopted. I made a decision that one day, however long it took I would find my mother. I couldn’t have imagined how long that would be, but it took 40 years. I never gave up and I finally found her 3 days before her hundredth birthday. It was a day worth waiting for and the patience and persistence finally paid off. It usually does.
So if you are someone who is looking for the magic button that leads to fast success in internet marketing, you can stop looking now because it just does not exist. Be patient and it will change your life just as it did with mine.
BTW If you would like to read my story you can find it here