Professional Patience

Do you feel that your professional patience has increased as you’ve moved further along in your career?

Realizing most of the time things are not within your control.

Areas such as:

– Waiting for the decision regarding if you’ve received the new position.

– Going back and forth with a less experienced colleague until they “get it”.

– Giving those who are attending a meeting a few more minutes before hunting them down.

– Understanding that the stakeholders might have other priorities and those probably aren’t the same as yours.

– Comprehending that an instant email, phone or text response doesn’t mean they will never respond.

– Allowing others to speak and share their perspective before rushing to cut them off.

I think having more professional patience can bring more calmness to you and those around you, and an area many of us can continue to work on.

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