Patience is Crucial for Ambitious People

Tiffany Eaton
The Startup
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5 min readApr 3, 2018


I consider myself an impatient person. I want to constantly grow to get to the point where I am successful in everything I do.

In an ideal world, one wouldn’t need to worry about screwing up or missing an opportunity, but life doesn’t work that way. We have our ups and downs. I can’t expect to give a good presentation every time or expect everyone to agree with my design, just like in my personal life where a romantic relationship doesn’t work out due to bad timing. With every decision we make, it takes time for us to grow and learn before we can move forward.



Impatience wont make things happen faster. The bigger our goals, the longer it takes to get there.

For certain things, you can get the most out of it by doing things at the “right” time. This means aligning time with the percieved outcome you want based on data. Being intentional. An example is posting content on a platform like LinkedIn or Facebook. I post content on certain days or at times when it has been proven most people are on to make sure I get the most amount of engagement.

Things work when you are aligned with everything around you, but you can’t force it. An example is publishing my articles. I can’t control the weeks when viewership is low. There are articles where I expect to get a certain amount of engagement than others but sometimes timing isn’t on my side and that doesn’t happen. In the end, it is okay because getting people to like my content isn’t my goal (and it shouldn’t be), because I ultimately write to improve my communication skills and help others. Those skills take time to improve and it is an ongoing journey in which expecting instant gratification (for anything) will result in disappointment.

Make the most of your time by doing the work you love.

Even though the examples I provided above are some examples of how we might perceive good timing, there is never really a “good” time. At most, it’s unpredictable. The best thing you can do is start doing the things you want to do without worrying about time, but…

Tiffany Eaton
The Startup

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