I confess, these title words are not mine. They come from a song a long time ago in my past. Only, patience isn’t the original word. I’ve chosen to replace the original word ‘love’ with ‘patience’. Naturally, both work, but patience is now our focus, so l changed the word.
If you run out of patience, patience is lost, destroyed. There is no second place trophy. If a person loses patience at 99%, all 100% of patience is gone. The game is up. Sure, patience can be recaptured, we fail many times on our way to success, but at this point it’s gone.