Patience is commonly extolled as a great virtue, and most of the time it is.
However, as lawyers we are prone to deceiving ourselves – we say that we’re being patient, but in reality we are being something else.
In this podcast I look at the question: when is patience not really a virtue?
The answer, of course, is when it’s not patience at all.
To highlight the problem where patience is a veneer for the real issue, I look at three examples:
- Where patience is just the excuse for a deeper issue;
- Where rather than patience, what’s holding you back is fear; and
- Where patience is just a basis for you to be lazy.
My question for you today is this: what is it that you should be doing that you aren’t? What is it that you’re telling yourself is coming, but haven’t actually taken any steps to begin?
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