Is it better to be patient or persistent in order to reach your goals?

What trait dominates your decision making and actions: patience or persistence? It’s true that we can have both patience and persistence. However, if we step back and objectively evaluate, one of these two typically dominates our approach to interacting with our world. · Patience falls on a continuum from low to high. A person with high patience may be perceived as not caring, while someone with low patience may be perceived as being frustrated. · Persistence falls on a similar continuum. One with low persistence may be perceived as giving up fast; another with high persistence may be viewed as being over-committed.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.