Ah yes, patience. When patience are combined with passion and purpose anything can happen. Your circumstances do not have ANY hold on what your tomorrow can be... Think of all the "reasons" you allow yourself not to succeed... all of the blame or jealousy or fear and then ask yourself what you need to do or keep doing or do a little differently to become successful.
How do people succeed? They don't give up. Unfortunately if you are like I was, you may have created all kinds of beliefs about why people succeed. Perhaps they were born into a successful family or they had more money or they ... whatever- fill in the blank. My truth now is that people who succeed refuse to rest at failure. That is not to say that they don't fail, but that they just don't stop because of it. They stay focused on their vision and the belief that they can achieve what they want. The believe in their purpose and are ignited by the passion to become whatever it is they know they can be. Take a look at some pretty successful people in my opinion and ask yourself if they would have succeeded if they stopped along the way because of failures...
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and started a business called Traf-O-Data which failed. He them went on to create what we all know as Microsoft... a little thanks for him not giving up?
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper editing position before starting a number of businesses that left him bankrupt... He didn't rest at failure and I know that my daughter and I (along with the millions who flock to his empire and watch his movies and buy his toys) are very happy that he didn't rest at failure. Thank you Mr. Disney.
Albert Einstein didn't speak until he was 4 and couldn't read until he was 7... they thought he was mentally handicapped and was expelled from school. Regardless of what he was told or what obstacles entered his path, he went on to win a Nobel Prize and has become the face of genius and modern physics... thank you for not giving up Mr. Einstein.
Thomas Edison was called stupid and fired from his first two jobs. It wasn't until after failing at over 1000 attempts with the light bulb that it finally worked... thank you SO much for not giving up Mr. Edison.
Oprah Winfrey was raised in an abusive home and even fired from a reporting job early in her career. The passion and purpose she must have felt deep within prevented her from giving up and now is one of the most successful people in the world... in the world! Ms. Winfrey, you are an inspiration and I thank you for not giving up.
Steven Spielberg attempted 3 times to be accepted into the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television and was rejected all 3 times! He ended up at another school but dropped out shortly to just become a the director he knew he so passionately wanted to be... I thank very much for not giving up Mr. Spielberg.
You see, if attaining your goals and becoming successful is done by not giving up then indeed, patience are a virtue. Patience are the tool that will get you through seemingly unfortunate events, failed attempts and "rough patches" along your journey. So my question to you is this: In the pit of your being, what do you feel you are you meant to be successful at and why have you not put your passion and purpose into that equation? There is no limit to what you can have, do or be... So like Micheal Jackson said... "don't stop till you get enough"!!!!!!