Why “Macro Patience, Micro Speed” Drives My Optimism

Life is a busy experience. Long before we succeed in something, it is not uncommon that we are judged by other people’s insecurities and ego.

Some of you might be familiar with Gary Vaynerchuk, some of you may not.

Although, I believe this is what drives my optimism every day.

The truth comes down to two things. How fast you can complete a task every day, and how long you are willing to go forward with the task.

This comes into play for the macro and micro.

What is the Macro and the Micro?

It took some time for me to differentiate the difference between the macro and the micro, but the macro pretty much means the “big” thing and the “small” thing.

The “big” thing meaning freaking big.

The macro of something could be starting a new business or filing bankruptcy for one. Newborns and death are considered a macro. Marriage and divorces are macro too.

On the other hand, a micro is something common.

It could be making mistakes, arguing with a friend because they don’t agree with you, or even losing capital in an investment.

In a failure standpoint, you’d rather have lots of micro than macro.

What is Macro Patience?

So, you’ve put in a lot of work (or maybe a little), but you don’t see the results you wanted.

Ask yourself this. How long have you been doing that work? Recognize the fact that not everything you do will give you results tomorrow.

But does that mean you should give up on it?


Macro patience, in other words, really means patience in the long run.

Do I consider myself successful yet? Nope. I don’t consider myself successful until I actually start my own business.

But, what can I do in the meantime?

You can start by taking in the micro losses, blaming yourself that mistakes pertaining to you was your fault, and try to learn the process.

Basic life skill? You just have to be patient.

What is Micro Speed?

Micro speed to me is similar to a time attack on my task list. How well can I finish a particular task and in what period of time?

Can you go 195 miles on a 200 miles an hour engine without it blowing up?

Or go 230 miles and risk a blown engine?

Speed comes at a factor of being prepared. Out of the 12 hours of work I spend daily, 70% of the time goes on how I want the results to be, and 30% executing.

I also never overwork myself based on a set time frame, because that’s setting myself for failure and a watered down motivation.

I work as much as 195 miles on a 200-mile engine. Never more.

This is how micro speed plays into persistence.

Why “Macro Patience, Micro Speed”?

The reason why “Macro Patience, Micro Speed” drives my optimism is that the work and time it takes to become successful is inevitable.

I realize that people are not successful is because they are not patient enough.

And by not being patient, they inherently lose speed and begin to dwell and doubt.

This was my old self when I over analyze situations.

Patience was my culprit.

Unless you have the capital to burn and make it grow fast (like corporate companies do), you’re probably not going to achieve long-term success in the shortest time.

Macro patience is what drives my micro speed.

Just because I learn that I can go 200 miles on a 200-mile engine, means that I will try and go 195 miles with persistence and try to upgrade, not blow up the engine.

Do you think the same way?

Tell me about how you drive your optimism in the comments below!

Until next time.

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