Waiting can mean a lot of things. Waiting for deliverance. Waiting to win the lottery. Waiting for the Tooth Fairy to come.
On the other hand, patience is waiting with intent. Patience is trudging through the path persistently. But you’re on the path. That is an important distinction.
If you are waiting for the perfect conditions to start, you are going to be waiting for a long time.
The alternative is to begin. And be patient about the results you seek.