Why Patience is Essential When Reaching Your Goals—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

When you plant a tree, you have to wait a while to see results. The same goes for big goals.

When you plant a tree, you have to wait a while to see results. The same goes for big goals.

Tracking your progress is important, but what happens when you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d like? In this clip from the real estate event, the Peak Experience, Brian Buffini makes the case for sticking with your goals, even when progress is slow.

 

“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.” –Confucius

In order to reach your goals, it’s vital to track your progress. This helps you see how far you’ve come and how far you have left to go to achieve your goal. However, there are times when progress takes time.

Some people plant grass and can see results in a week; others plant trees and don’t see results for months. Those in the latter category may become discouraged that they’re not seeing any growth and move on and plant something else. Over time, they just have a big, unfocused mess. Had they kept nurturing the tree, they’d be able to see tremendous growth within a year or two.

Applied to business, people tend to overestimate what they can get done in a year. While the world is indeed moving faster than before, making it possible to get more done quickly, the same principles apply—some types of progress takes longer to see than others.

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