Impatience is a Virtue

During a late lunch, I discussed with someone on how impatient Asians are in general compared to what I saw while I was traveling to other countries and even in the US.

And I was also talking about how type A people should just take vacations to Europe and Southeast Asia to slow our horses.

But I realize that everything I’ve ever done that I am very proud of, I literally did it either before I was ready or during the spur of the moment.

I was one of those kids growing up who always finished their assignments early and during tests I would just recheck it again just so I didn’t feel too weird turning in the tests early.

And while I can do much, much better at being more compassionate when it comes to other people, I always felt that impatience was a virtue that has helped me achieve everything that I wanted to make happen.

While watching a Taiwanese variety show that featured a “United nations” panels of guys from different countries, I realized that I just don’t even understand people who take things slow.

I don’t understand why people want to wait to make things happen.

I don’t even really understand procrastination anymore, probably because I mostly do things that I want and I just want instant results, and I’m happy about that because this means that I shorten the time frame.

Why wait?

Until you’re more sure of yourself?

Because one of the biggest fallacies that have been taught to us is that somehow “older = wiser”, which, hopefully happens, but some of the greatest growth periods I have experienced were in VERY short bursts of time.

Because actually the opposite is true.

The more you wait, the more difficult it is to start.

Hell I wished I started a business when I was 10 years old.

The more you wait, the more you end up delaying what it is that you truly want.

The more you wait, the less faith you have in yourself.

The more you wait, the more you doubt your own abilities.

So in a place where we somehow villify instant gratification, I think impatience is an awesome virtue to have with yourself.

Why not make your dreams happen now?
Why not go introduce yourself?
Why not go start that business?
Why not go up on that stage?


If you need a reminder, here it is, you have permission to do everything it is that you want.

Do it before it’s too late

Do it before you forget your dreams

Do it before, even worse, you don’t prioritize your dreams.

Do it before you forget the most important person you need to make happy in the world–yourself.



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