Every slacker in the world who ever missed a deadline said: “Be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
When you hear that line, run. If you can’t run, fire the utterer.
“Were you in Rome when it was built?”
Don’t tolerate delays. If you let people get away with slowness, your business will be slow. If your business is slow, you’ll fail.
Rome may not have been built in a day, but its founders never said that.