Is patience a skill or a quality or a trait or an attribute or a virtue?
Patience is a gift, one you should give yourself and others repeatedly.
The ability to accept without letting your emotions flood you out is the difference between poor and good decisions.
Patience is also the secret sauce to waiting out opponents and competition.
The biggest challenge is knowing when to put patience aside and take action. If you can figure out the difference between waiting and moving, you will be that much closer to happiness and success: equanimity.
Patience is not sexy; it can be viewed as a weakness. So what. Better for those who possess the skill, or is it attribute? :-).
Things need to grow, develop, percolate, happen. That’s the best way to truly understand people and situations.