Patience. The word that you undoubtedly don't want to hear when a long awaited desire has yet more time to blossom. The idea of planting appears to be very serene. And it is for those who don't mind waiting through the process. But to a person with very little patience or who lacks the ability to wait on manifestation, it soon becomes an old hobby quick. Unfortunately, we tend to treat the important things in our life the same way. We see the importance in working hard to reap the due reward but still find ourselves complaining throughout the entire waiting process.
Whether we know what the end result will be or not, waiting is difficult. We live within a society that promotes a 'right now' mentality. Everything that we need is being manufactured to be at our fingertips. You don't want to wait in line, order online. You don't want to wait five to ten business days, order express shipping. Nothing seems to be worth waiting for now and days. We don't want to wait for food, travel, or love but what is it that we think we're missing out on if we don't get these things immediately?
I sit and contemplate on the way that I act sometimes and I amaze myself at how unraveled I become when I want something but then I'm told, that I would have to wait. I ask myself, 'do you really need that today and will you be okay without it'? Outside of health concerns, we should all work daily to be more patient because majority of the things that we lack patience for we don't need anyway. Is that cheeseburger really going to provide you with that much satisfaction? Simply wait. Forget what society tells you and search out the more important things going on around you and trust, these small matters will become even smaller.
So the next time that you're in a position of waiting, and you will, please remember to be still and to be quiet. Good things come to those who wait. The Bible teaches that patience is virtuous. Be patient. Peace
The inability to see the finish product when pursuing certain goals can cause an enormous amount of doubt to creep in. I'm currently experiencing this within my own life as I begin to make certain lifestyle changes when it comes to my diet and the way I chose to spend my time. At the beginning of each week I make a decision to watch my spending by spending less on eating out. The benefits of this change alone will be life altering but because I can't see the end results, it's easy for me to stray off course. As of late, this hasn't been the case. I had to literally take a good look at myself before I was able to make the necessary changes to reach my goals in spite of not being able to see the end results. I focused my attention on why I was eating so much and once I discovered that, I was able to address those issues and stop.
Sometimes it helps to pinpoint what exactly is detouring you when it comes to finishing something that you've started. If it's a general lack of motivation, begin to find ways to motivate yourself. Follow those on social media who have made it to where you aspire to be. Read articles daily about those who have made the same accomplishments. It's also good to envision the change that you want to see. The mind is a powerful tool when trying to accomplish goals. Now this can either work for you or work against you. Have you heard that in the mind is where it all begins? Well if you doubt yourself then you've killed your motivational jump start right there. So begin to envision yourself with the task in mind completed. Over time you'll see the end results.
It's also good to remember that consistency is key. So now that you have your goals written down, it's time to make them materialize by staying on task and moving further even when you don't feel like it. The payoff is soon to follow.
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