They say patience is a virtue!
Let’s see here is what the dictionary says, Patient: content to wait if necessary. Now lets see what they have to say about impatience: lack of patience.
So I guess impatience more or less means you are not content with waiting, Right?
Let me explain why I bring this subject up here today.
First off if you know me you then know that this has been a year from hell for me and I am getting very impatient with myself for NOT following through with any of the goals that I have set for myself in January!
I keep telling myself it is time to get moving forward, yet I just cannot seem to get myself back on track.
OMG!! I have always been a pretty patient person, I have always been that person who could get things done, like yesterday and so in my eyes I am not conforming to my expectations.
Does this make sense?
Waiting for things to materialize had never been my strong suite.
Impatience About The Little Things
Yes I believe it is the little things that bother me the most.
I have not attended any of the training calls nor the morning calls in my business yet this year.
I haven’t been posting more then 1 or 2 posts on FaceBook a day, I haven’t posted anything on Twitter in a while!
Yikes, I cannot remember the last time I put a video together and I am sure I can come up with plenty more as well.
Oh Yeh impatience is setting in and I am starting to get frustrated.
What am I learning is that my expectations are really out of sync with reality.
Yikes what am I doing? I cannot control everything! Impatience is not the answer.
Impatience Started A Thought Process And This Triggered Action
You see impatience wasn’t the reason at all!
I came to the realization that this unpleasant feeling just motivated me to change the way I am thinking.
There is no need to get frustrated about anything, I just needed to take control of the situation and just let things happen at my own pace, on their own time.
I had to let go of my need to control everything and just focus on what I need to do and take the necessary steps to keep moving forward.
I actually really didn’t think much about any of this until last week when I visited Marquita Herald‘s Blog where she shared a post caled Year-End Goals: It’s Not Too Late to Create Something Remarkable!
In this post she talks about how we need to Learn From the Past (Then Let it Go) She stated that we should take some time to honestly evaluate how we have done with our goals and try and identify any patterns that could use some attention. Then to remove potential stumbling blocks on the path to achieving the goals we set.
This post left me with some very strong emotions and of course before leaving I left my friend know in a comment how I felt. And in turn she left me one back.
Here is what she said “You know Chery, after what you’ve been through this year no one would blame you for taking time for yourself to just rest and get recentered. In fact, a good goal might be doing the work to clear any mental clutter remaining from your experiences and give yourself the time to really think about where you want to go next year. Learning to embrace our detours (and you’ve had some doozies!) is such an important element of emotional resilience! Take care, my friend.”
Remember the next time you see that impatience is setting in and you find yourself getting frustrated just remember that this is simply an indication that you have a conflict with something that is going on.
All you really need to do is to think it over and then to come up with a solution on what you can do about it.
Yep this is just a thought, your belief that you have to wait to get to the next level, don’t let this stop you, take a break if needed then keep moving forward.
Believe in yourself and change your thought process, start looking at things with a different perception, this is going to make you feel better and you will be on your way to getting exactly what you want.
So I am taking Marquita’s advice, right now I am at my dads writing this post and will schedule it to publish as I head out on a much needed get away with my neighbor, a road trip to Colorado!
Perhaps I will buckle down when I get back and end the year strong or just do as my awesome friend suggested and just work to clear any mental clutter remaining from my experiences and give myself the time to really think about where I want to go next year.
What are your thoughts on impatience?
Is it a bad thing?
Or perhaps this just makes us stronger because it makes us take a deeper look within ourselves.
Please let me know what your views on this subject.
Once again I am learning, learning. learning more about myself and therefore I will better able to help serve others.
Get clear on what it is you want to do and do not let impatience stop you from reaching your goals!
You need to be content with where you are Period!
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