When you want to learn skills and do good work, impatience is one of your biggest enemies.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting things to happen fast. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons people and companies innovate. But we have to realize there’s a difference between a desire to achieve things and impatience. The former helps you, the latter harms you, especially your creativity.

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Robert Greene
greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process, express something, and make a spl

Big splashes don’t happen. We have to remind ourselves of that whenever we’re impatient. 

When you’re trying to achieve your goals, improve yourself, and live a better life, there are moments you want to speed things up. It happens to every ambitious person. People who never do anything with their lives don’t suffer from this. 

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  1. W is for Watching yourself, your impatience and the feelings that arise in you.
  2. A is for Allowing whatever is bubbling up to come to the surface.
  3. I is for Investigating how this act of waiting is felt by your body/mind, and to relax, loosening your muscles.
  4. T is for Taking a few deep breaths.
It takes more time to make money than to spend it

You work thousands of hours to make a certain amount of money. And then, you can drop it all on a new car, luxury vacation, watch, or anything else that you desire.The easiest way to grow your bank account is NOT to spend it all. It’s solid advice. The ancient Stoics knew about this too. True freedom means you desire less.

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