Have you ever tried a kale chip? I hadn’t until the other day. A coworker had made some and insisted I try one. I was very resistant. I had no idea what kale was going to taste like, or even if they were a good cook. I only knew what had heard from others. That kale was bitter, gave you a bad after taste, or that the only reason to eat it was because you told to get healthier. That didn’t sound like anything I wanted to be a part of. Bottom line, the fear of the unknown was holding me back. You often hear that people are worried that they are not saving enough. What if you aren’t spending enough?
As a whole, the human race is impatient. We all prefer instant gratification to waiting forever in order to get something we want. Everyone wants the fastest internet, quickest weight loss results, or the shortest line at the grocery store. All of that might be well and good for those circumstances, but certainly not for investing. You must be patient with your investments. They should grow over time.