In starting out with goals and visions we may have a grand idea or vision of the future. This is a good thing and a beautiful thing. However, we must guard against the specter of impatience.
I know this to be true because I have felt impatience and despair due to an ideal seeming so far off and seemingly unattainable. Especially true when fulfillment requires the buy-in/commitment of other people. But, stay the course and be patient. If your heart is in the right place, and you gently introduce ideas while listening, and acknowledging the perspective of others, it can and will happen.
I experienced this tonight as goals I had set many weeks ago came true tonight! Very cool. Simply stated, important people in my life needed time and opportunity to buy-in and build interest.
When you are leading others, and/or influencing others, patience is a virtue. Your vision and instinct are true, and because they are true, they are worth staying the course for. Give time, and your example, the opportunity to influence. Additional mention, other people need time to work through ideas and concepts at their own pace. Afford them the time and respect to do so.
Ben Wagner (52)
Member The 365 Commitment