Patience is one of the more important characteristics that one should have, or learn. Think about how many poor decisions have been made because you did not want to wait an extra few minutes or hours or days. When we are impatient, we make impulsive decisions. When we are impatient we lose control of our emotions. When we are impatient, we lose any negotiating strength that we have. Learn to be more patient and you will see your decisions become more rational and thought out. No one likes to be desperate, but even worse is showing that desperation for all to see.