As often mentioned in this blog, we often talk about the characteristics and skills that professionals must have in order to succeed. Leaving aside the technical expertise, there are a few common desirables skills/traits for all professionals. For example, we talk about emotional intelligence, communication and collaboration skills, team working. Apart from those, there is something else.
What am I talking about? Patience. Assumption: patience is not against ambition. Your will to grow and drive show ambition; for example, you want to challenges yourself working on the next steps of your career or embracing new challenges. However, waiting can improve your chances of being successful. Obviously waiting 6 months to get what you think it is a deserved promotion is frustrating and painful; but, isn’t it more frustrating to get a role before being ready to take that responsibility? Patience is a real skill.