Why Patience is Overrated

Why Patience is Overrated

There are many things in life that are overrated.

// Any sequel ever made following a great movie. (Maybe aside from Toy Story, that little toy family bring me never ending joy)

// Bathers that cost a whole week’s pay when the amount of material itself can’t be worth more than $20

// Tiny pots of fancy, expensive cat food. Seriously the cat doesn’t care. 

// At the end of this obviously comprehensive list I’d like to add patience. 

Patience is a virtue and although I’m 25 and still don’t really know what a virtue is I’m pretty sure we don’t need it. When it comes to patience, I have zero.

My parents warned me when I was younger not to embark on a career involving old people, children, or animals. Luckily for me, I don’t really love any of those categories and it helped rule out half the SATAC guide when it came to choosing university degrees. #winwin. 
Seriously though when it comes to going after the things you want in life people keep telling me to be patient. I keep getting the following:

  1. You’re time will come
  2. Good things come to those who wait
  3. Karma will deliver what you deserve

I don’t know about you but I don’t trust karma or old cliched quotes. If I did I would stop eating the crusts from my bread so my hair doesn’t get curly. 

Do you think Mark Zuckerberg listened when people told him to be patient? Hells to the no! He probably sat at his computer one night, downed a dangerously deathly dose of redbull and pumped out a whole bunch of coding IT jargon in that then became Facebook. Or at least that’s how I like to imagine it.

If there is anything I know aside from the fact I have ticklish feet and Kate Middleton stole my husband is that great things don’t happen in life if you sit around waiting for them to be delivered to your door. By all means camp out there for some surprise flowers or your latest book depository haul but your deepest dreams and desires?

Nuh uh they won’t be in the post today. Or any day. 

Opportunity knocks when we get knocking first. So start pounding your pavement and get in the face of the world, where only then will they start to see the gifts you have to give. 

20 something ladies out there we have our whole lives to learn patience later. We are supposed to be rewriting the rules of life. Let’s start now.

And stop harassing Jim the postie, he has told you for the thousandth time, he does not have the miracle pill to your relationship/work/health/family saga in his bag! Although he does have that Magic Bullet you ordered. Wahoo!


What are your thoughts on patience? What has your past experiences taught you on how to deal with it? 

Much love and till later
Sez xx



  1. Katherine - The Beauty Of Life says:

    I tend to to and fro with this depending on the day (or minute). Sometimes I feel the absolute need to go, go, go and make it happen and other times I like to go with the flow a bit. I think it’s about listening to yourself and being confident in your choices, as well as taking action! It’s the key to everything, I’m certain.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes it can be a bit of a minute by minute change! I find it really hard to go with the flow (something I am trying to work on) so I’ve sort of built my attitude around the premise that life happens when you make it happen. But I know it happens differently for others, it’s a wonderful thing to appreciate the small nuances in how people work.
      Thanks for reading!

    • Sarah says:

      Ditto friend :) I can get my cranky on when things aren’t happening as fast as I would have hoped! Not one of my best qualities but working on it! xx

  2. Sarah says:

    Great post Sez. I have zero patience and I’ve often been told it’s a bad thing but if I use my powers of impatience for good and not evil, what’s so wrong with it?

  3. Sarah // SB says:

    I definitely agree, you need to go head first after what you want and love – otherwise nothing will happen. However, I do think patience is incredibly important when driving on the road (road rage = accidents!) There’s a time and a place for everything :)

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