Beyond virtue, patience is a skill:
Patience is the skill to allow and accommodate for a process to develop at its own pace.
Patience is not waiting for something. Patience is a type of organizing that respects the development of the environment and the self. Waiting is only one component, an action of inaction, in that constellation.
We reflect upon some intention, acknowledge its needs of material, mentation, and time, and begin to accommodate for them. Each component in turn is provided its nutrients until some vision unfolds.