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.
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.
According to John T. Reed the famous book is filled with bad advice:
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.