There are many ways that a manager can be waiting – for a promotion or raise, for a team member to cooperate, for needed resources, for promises to be kept. While patience is a virtue, it behooves you to discern when it is time to wait no more.
When that time comes, what are your options? Simply, to continue waiting or stop waiting. There are considerations for each. If you continue waiting, identify what the potential consequences are. Can you live with them? Be aware of consequences both to your work and you personally. There may be a price to pay. Will that price harm you in any way? If it is time for you to stop waiting, considerations center on what you will do. How will you approach the issue? What will the downsides be? Are you ready to draw a line – how far will you go?
Waiting has a double face. Sometimes it works to your advantage. Other times, it works to your disadvantage. Know when it is time to wait no more.