I often feel the need to finish something as quickly as possible, feeling sometimes frantic at the need to get something done...whether it be getting a project revised and out the door, getting a first draft done or meeting even more lofty goals such as getting published. Learning patience, and even more than that, learning to take the time to do a job WELL is one of the most important things to keep in mind. It's not quantity of time that matters in this business. It's quality of work. Something I try to remember whenever my frantic tendencies threaten to overwhelm me :)
"The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance."
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice