Patience is a virtue.
Waiting isn't. There's a difference.
It's true that success is never instant. Most people who seemingly came from nowhere and became overnight successes, became overnight successes after years of hustle.
But a lot of people seem to think that waiting is the same as allowing something to take the time that it takes.
I call it the Time Link. People have time linked to a lot of things which time isn't really linked to.
Success. You become successful depending on the actions you take, regardless of how long it takes you to execute those actions.
Money. They say money is attracted to speed. This is because you make money by doing certain things. The faster you do them, the faster you will make money. There's no relation to time. Only action.
Love. People wait around for The One to show up and sweep them off their feet. Or something. You meet interesting people by proactively going out to meet people. Most people settle for the first best option and then rationalize how that person must be their soulmate. The people I know who have the healthiest, most amazing relationships, are those who met their partner after deliberately going out and meeting people for years. Sometimes interacting with several hundred people per week.
Nothing happens with time. Time doesn't even heal wounds. Processes heal wounds, for instance all the biological processes in your body. Processes take time, but it's correlation, not causation.
Time is a parallel track to just about everything else.
People who wait for things to happen never get anywhere.
Understand that time is not a factor. The faster you take action doing anything, the faster you'll get where you want to go. Only things that happen make things happen. So make things happen. They don't happen on their own.
What goes hand in hand with action is failure. Or, apparent failure. It's an inevitable consequence of doing things.That is, the results of what you did, did not live up to your previous expectations.
Fail faster. You get successful by running out of ways to fail.
That said, I don't subscribe to the idea of failure. That's because I don't believe in destinations. If you are not holding on to an expected outcome, you are not expecting anything. So whatever result shows up from doing the thing, is just fine. Failure or success, it's the process that counts.
But whatever you do, stop confusing patience with waiting around for stuff to happen. It doesn't serve anyone. Especially not yourself.