Yep. Virtue and all that.

Patience has a limit.

You can’t be patient forever and expect something different to happen a long way into things. I know that past performance isn’t indicative of future results, but after a while a trend starts appearing.

Patience.

In another way, you can look at like this this quote:

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.

– W. C. Fields

You can’t try the patience route forever. Eventually you become the damn fool.