There’s an old saying in the Christian church that if you pray for patience you’ll get tribulation! It’s a strange paradox that tribulation produces patience.
Going through trials generally tends to make us appreciate the easy times more and that inward reflection generally causes us to become more thankful and also more patient, not only with others, but with ourselves.
So Here’s some steps to becoming more Patient:
1. Set BIG goals!
It’s self-evident that if you don’t have a goal to work towards, you won’t work towards a goal. You must Work diligently towards achieving your goals before great things are accomplished.
2. Follow through.
When you take some steps towards your goal, realize that the follow through is where the rewards are realized. Taking action, although kind of terrifying, is what you need to to do or else you’re just blowing smoke.
3. Get accountable to someone.
Enlist the help of someone who knows what you’re doing and tell them what your goals are. Ask them to hold you accountable. Ask them to badger you into action if you slack off. Be prepared to do what it takes to finish your mission!
Ploughing through until you reach your goal is what develops grit AND… Patience. It’s not some inherent genetic trait people have. Patience is always developed. It comes out of many trials in a persons life!
It can take years of patience before you start to reap big results from all the time and hard work you’ve put in, and it can be frustrating. The solution? Learn how to be more patient than everybody else and revel in the hard work, no matter what anyone else tells you to do. That’s the only way to reach your personal success. You’ve heard the phrase “Last Man Standing”? In this case, Patience is what will make you the Last Man Standing and eventually, the winner.
There’s No Clear Cut Path, No Easy Way to Success
I know that telling you to be patient doesn’t seem helpful because you want it all to start happening right away. WHO DOESN’T?
Even if you could know at what date your success would happen, you probably still wonder why it couldn’t happen sooner? You’re probably tempted to go off on tangents looking for a quicker way to jump the Queue.
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND SETTLE DOWN.
Get this settled in your soul. It all takes time. But time is our greatest asset. We have lots of it, even though we squander a lot of it.
The question becomes how to best use the time we have to fuel our progress, rather than hinder it.
4. How to use your time?
- Break your tasks down into bite sized tasks.
- Put them in order of priority and then work at accomplishing them one by one.
- Fit the tasks together at the end.
A few tasks spaced out over a time period are better than trying to do everything all at once. You can build it into something bigger as you go. Trying to do everything all at once is a recipe for failure… you’ll burn yourself out and quit, guaranteed.
5. Make your expectations match your reality.
Unrealistic expectations will eventually become too much to handle and result in you not wanting to do anything. It also results in your self-confidence spiraling downward. Don’t do this to yourself.
Go back and read step 4’s first bullet… Break your tasks into smaller, manageable sizes and then do the work to accomplish that task. Each time you complete a piece of your goal, your self-confidence will soar and you will get better and better.
Remember: Every little step repeated over and over is what makes you competent at a task until it becomes second nature.
6. Concentrate. Have a Quiet Workspace.
Find a place where you can work and concentrate on what you are doing. Set aside your timeslot and go to that place, close the door and WORK.
Be Patient with yourself and just go for it. Do it. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect… Just do it. Be intentionally Imperfect if you have to. Just stop procrastinating and hesitating. Just know that great things take a long time to build.
So Give Yourself that Gift of Taking The Time You Need.
You WILL get better each time you do something. If you’re not patient and don’t give yourself fully to the work, you’re probably not going to get very successful. Quitters don’t win.
If you have to, force yourself to keep going no matter what. Just Keep Working.
Persistent plodding forward has more virtue than you’d think. It’s what creates patience with the process.. and it helps you to accept the results as they come.
If you’re not doing the necessary work to keep yourself going every day, you’re dooming yourself to fail. But that brings me to my final point, which is…
7. DON’T QUIT.
Never give up or you’ll never reach your dreams at all.
Ignore the naysayers. They’re committed to job slavery. They don’t count in your dreams.
No matter how long it takes you, there is only, as Yoda in Star Wars wisely said, “Do or Do Not, there is No Try” When you’re working towards your dreams nothing else really matters!!
When you consistently do the work over time, magic will start to appear in your life.
If you have the patience and the awareness to see it, that alone will be enough to keep you going for the rest of your life to come.
That’s all the tips I have for you today. Toodles! ~Callie