You Pull up the Roots to See If the Flowers Are Still Growing
In fundraising, patience is not necessarily a virtue. You are seldom satisfied with the progress.
You have a very low tolerance with the pace of your program and the progress. You are itchy by nature.
You do not suffer easily standing still or treading water. It’s the race you savor. And most of all, the winning of the race.
Your console only knows two speeds! Fast. And Faster.
All of my great fundraisers are driven by nature. Impatience is the force that ignites the person and electrifies the spirit. It assures growth and vitality. It forges through the past to unlimited barrier-breaking opportunity. This impatience moves mission into motion.
Not everyone might agree. But patience is not an ideal or a worthy attribute. The great ones have a raging determination and drive. There is an undisciplined fervor for the fray and fire.