When asked to describe me in a word or two, people who know me will most often use words like go-getter, unstoppable, whirl-wind. Although those aspects have done well for me in my life as I continue to break through bariers and move mountains, one side-effect of that kind of personality is that it is difficult to be patient when others don't share my sense of urgency.
However, this business has taught me (or forced me) to accept that I will be waiting on others at every turn. Waiting for permits, waiting for signing docs, waiting for approvals, waiting for construction delays, waiting for city politics, waiting for architectural review board hearings, etc. What I have noticed over recent months and years is that, although still impatient by nature, I have become far better able to just accept the obsticle at every turn, act on it when the ball is in my court, and deal with it when the ball is in another court.
It is 1:30pm on a Thursday. Docs are supposed to be at Title some time today for the signing that was originally scheduled for yesterday and there is not yet an indication of what time that will be. The call should come any minute now letting us know that docs are ready.
It is 1:30pm on a Thursday. The permit for the next phase of construction was supposed to be ready by Monday (three days ago). Construction has been halted for two weeks. The call should come any minute now letting us know that the permit is ready.
The list goes on, but you get the idea, and I am sure each and every one of you can relate to the kind of waiting for others that is part of this business and so often out of our control and we just need to learn to be patient.