Patience – the key to success?

I have a hypothesis:

The single largest factor in success is how a person/group uses time. More specifically, their ability to be patient at the right times and impatient at the right times.

Some examples:

– Investors who can afford to spend a little time/money to let 10’s or even 100’s of investments pass by before picking their bets

РMichael Mann and Quintin Tarrentino movies move at a different pace (big part of what makes them great).  They are patient at the right times to let scenes and characters develop

– Companies who innovate well have patience with their entrepreneurs

What are your thoughts?

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