Patience is a bad rap. It is postponing action, till a magical day in future. Veiled under fear.
Perseverance is action. It does not mean you know all the answers. It simply means you figure out along the way. Courage in action.
Patience is a virtue only when we use it to not drive angry responses against others. Every other time, it draws us towards vices.
Having the wisdom of when to be patient and when to be not, is usually achieved through perseverance.