To me, patience is a buzz kill.
I love the fast-pace, passionate, adventurous approach to life and will most often surround myself with people who feel the same. That's why it's easy to love Richard Branson- (well, I think I'll buy an island today, and then a plane...)- who wouldn't love to approach life AND work that way?
I have learned recently, especially when it comes to starting a business, not to distrust the calm, prudent, decision-making approach...as much as that makes me feel like a "grown-up," which I emphatically reject! ;)
In some ways, it is important to act quickly and decisively, but for me it has been difficult to separate that from the impetuousness of youth...it is important to make sure that the thrill is not controlling you.
Most importantly, I think that it takes consciously applied patience to hear God's voice of direction. This is something I have been praying about and trying to incorporate into all areas of my life. You're welcome to challenge me on it, I love a challenge. :)