The Power of Patience – Take Two

The Power of Patience – Take Two

By Rajesh Setty on Sun 24 Aug 2008, 8:03 AM – 2 Comments

I wrote earlier about the value of patience (inspired by my hero Seth Godin)

I think the winning combination is to be impatient for acquiring new knowledge but to be patient when waiting for results. Why? Learning is in your control and as much as we want it, results are typically not under your control.

I talked about the concert by Indian Ocean Group. I enjoy and appreciate music but would not have attended the concert if not for Isha Foundation. However, my view on that changed after I was mesmerized by the talent of the group.

After I was back, I was curious to find out the background of the band. As you would expect, their overnight success was in the making for the last two decades. The checkered past, the roller coaster rides of life, the trials and tribulations – you can easily make a movie out of the story of the band. You can read their story here:

Indian Ocean Music: The Story So Far…

What comes out clearly is the commitment to the group and the patience.

Hats off and wish them all the success!


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Venkk Sastry  on August 24th, 2008

I agree with your view that one has to be impatient for acquiring new knowledge but patient while awaiting results. While being patient, do you believe one has to push for results as well?

Would appreciate your view on this.

Have a wonderful weekend,



Rajesh Setty  on August 24th, 2008

No question about it Venkk. Patience is not the same as complacence. Patience pays. Complacence makes you pay :)

Have a good weekend.



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