We’ve all heard that good things come to those who wait…but is it possible that this is a steaming pile of B.S.?
I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life, and my world is inhabited by play makers…people who know how to move the needle and get things done.
The common element that seems to be baked into their DNA is a strong bias for action…massive action.
They do not wait for permission…they do not wait to be picked…and they most certainly do not wait for approval.
If they spot an opportunity — they seize it.
The truth is…WINNERS DON”T WAIT.
And those that do wait for the perfect timing, a full moon or for when hell freezes over…they ONLY get to enjoy the table scraps left behind by those who do TAKE ACTION.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves…let’s take a close look under the belly of this “good things come to those who wait” dogma and ask a few questions:
Where did you first learn that patience is a virtue?
How long (how many years) has it been reinforced?
Who has been doing the reinforcement of this belief?
What impact has this belief had on your lifetime results?
I’m going to take the liberty of being frank right now…
From the moment you were born, you were unwittingly in the process of being indoctrinated into a multi-generational conspiracy designed to encourage conformity, instill self-doubt, enforce limiting beliefs and discourage original thought.
Throughout your entire life…you’ve been groomed, molded, and patterned to fit into the narrow and self-serving interests (ideology) of a particular group, company, institution, clothing line or political party.
Since you were knee-high to a grasshopper, you’ve been told to…
• Sit still.
• Stand in line.
• Keep your head down.
• Follow the rules.
• Do as you’re told.
• Play it safe.
• Don’t risk it.
• Wait your turn.
• Ask permission.
• Stop asking questions.
• Slow down…Patience is a virtue.
This is horrendous advice for a good number of reasons…
It opens the door to procrastination, excuse making and all kinds of diversionary behavior which only succeed in sabotaging your chances of accelerating your results and enjoying the massively abundant fruits of life.
It implies that you have a long time to accomplish our goals.
TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED
You have no choice but to accept the reality that you’re playing a high stakes game of ONE AND DONE.
You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do.
There are no do-overs, you will not receive a second chance…you either use this life well or lose it.
That’s why it’s in your best interest to wake up to the truth that…
WINNERS DON’T WAIT.
The strong tendency of people is to concentrate on the dark, negative side of impatience and ignore its bright, positive contributions.
Most of us are naive about the benefits and bright side of being impatient…of being a man or woman with a bias for action.
Wrongly founded assumptions about impatience replace accurate assessments of what is necessary to achieve success.
Why is impatience a virtue?
Because those who are impatient, the winners in life…don’t wait around for their dreams to come true.
They don’t wait for things to happen, they make them happen.
When they have questions, they seek the answers.
If they need something done, they take the initiative to make sure it gets done.
Following your “yellow brick road” and turning your goals and ambitions into reality requires eagerness, moxie, persistence, commitment, hard work and hustle.
Impatience is the fuel that accelerates your goals, crazy dreams and crackpot ideas.
Impatience when deployed properly is a tool that helps to elevate, accelerate, and multiply your ability to be successful in all areas of your life.
In the end, the hungriest person always wins…and I assure you, the hungriest person is quite impatient and well aware that time is running out.
You, my furry friend, have an important decision to make.
Are you going to continue living with a small, cautious wait and see, laissez faire type of attitude…
Or are you going to seize every opportunity with the understanding that impatience is not a vice but a virtue?
What’s the benefit of waiting for your dreams to come true…when you have the power to make them come true sooner rather than later?
Remember…WINNERS DON’T WAIT!
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