“The key to true success is patience, Rome was not built in a day. With patience anything is possible. Patience + Persistence + Power + Performance = Success.” Heidi Richards Mooney
You may remember the famous words by Robert H. Schuller: “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” Truer words were never spoken. And perhaps like you, patience has not come easy for me. In fact, if you asked my family and close friends, I am the epitomy of impatience. However, one thing I have learned throughout the years is that mastering patience, especially in business has truly brought me many rewards. And so I work at it. Every day. Some days its easy. And others, its really, really difficult.How about you? How patient are you with your everyday challenges?
If I could give anyone one gift, it would be to master patience. Here is a great book on the subject: The Power of Patience: How This Old-Fashioned Virtue Can Improve Your Life by M.J. Ryan. If you are having trouble in that area of your life, read that book. It will help.
So, what does patience have to do with ecommerce and doing business online? A lot. The problem today is that the internet has created a culture of instant gratification seekers unlike any other time in history. Which means we want it now as opposed to patiently working toward whatever it is we work towards, albeit business goals or personal desires. You already know that Rome was not built in a day. Neither was Amazon.com, eBay, Apple, Huffington Post, or any large, successful company. Every successful company has had to work long and sometimes hard to achieve greatness.
What are you working on? What are your goals? Write them down. Then create a plan to achieve them. Work diligently and patiently every day to achieve those goals. And then let us know how you do! We would love to share your successes. Members of Women in Ecommerce can share their stories on our blog or in our digital magazine – WE Magazine for Women. Its one of the “perks” of membership. And it’s a great way to promote your business to our audience of more than 200,000!
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