Currently reading a book called 'WINNING' by Tim Grover.
In this chapter he discusses the analogies people use such as "It's a marathon, not a sprint" or "Rome wasn't built in a day". Which in some respects yes it is true, but have you thought about how much time we actually have ? No one knows, it could end tomorrow for all we know. If you want to truly win, every day should be a sprint some days may be faster then others but you should be striving to reach your goals and be the best version of you.
Now don't get me wrong a marathon is dam hard and a massive achievement but we are talking about winning not just finishing. Look at professional runners they're not just taking it slow they are pushing themselves to get the desired time/goal.
Another example is the quote above about Rome. No, Rome wasn't built in a day. It was built every day, for thousands and thousands of days. That's how you win, you deliver every day for thousands and thousands of days till your time is up.
" Winning has all the time in the world, but you don't "
Everyone has the same amount of hours in the day, it's just up to you how you use them and what your priorities are. Yes be patient, but work dam hard to win and make your dreams a reality.