Momma always told you that good things come to those who wait and once again she is proven right. New research from the University of Chicago finds that waiting in line may be annoying, but it’s actually good for you.

According to Chicago Booth's Ayelet Fishbach, Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing, waiting may actually make people more patient. Fishbach is exploring why that is, and the reasoning behind it may help companies and consumers make better, more patient decisions.

Researchers found that those who waited in longer lines gained patience and made better decisions.

Also according to Brigham and Women's Hospital other patience payoffs are: .

  • Persistence. Patience gives you the ability to work steadily toward your goals and dreams.
  •  Serenity. Patience gives you calmness of spirit. Rather than being thrown into anger, panic or fear by circumstance, you can put it into perspective and keep your cool.
  • Acceptance. Patience gives you the ability to cope with obstacles graciously and respond to life's challenges with courage, strength and optimism.