We live in a fast-paced world where instant gratification has become something to be expected.
And yeah—when I want something, I want it now.
I know I’m not alone in feeling like this, but it’s still not something I’m proud of. And things don’t always work out like that anyway. Over the years, I’ve had to train myself to have patience. Because sometimes, the really, really, good things can take their sweet time coming to fruition.
Currently, I am on a journey that was set into motion just a few months ago. There’s a lot that I want to express and share, as well as questions I want to ask and people I want to connect with. People like me: women who are step moms, moms, who work, own businesses, want to grow their businesses, and who want to live their very best lives and achieve the thing that no one else believes they can achieve. Because I’ve been there. And I want to get connected with these types of women, as I believe there is so much we can all share and learn from each other.
I want to be upfront about the vulnerabilities and flaws that come with being a mom a step mom, an entrepreneur—and what I’ve learned along the way. It’s always a work in progress, as there is always more to learn, to experience, to share.
If you’re anything like me, the more you think about these important projects and big dreams you have, the more feelings get stirred up. Probably a whole lot of feelings—excitement, inspiration, maybe a little anxiety for good measure. And let’s not forget impatience. That’s a big one. In fact, impatience is what inspired me to write this post.
You’ve got two choices when it comes to impatience. You can let it feed your drive, keep you motivated to continue forging ahead. Or, you can let it stifle you because it feels like things aren’t happening fast enough.
If you find your impatience is frustrating you, instead of inspiring you, try to take a step back. Evaluate where you are now, and everything it took to get you there. Ask if you’ve been doing something every single day to get yourself closer to that thing and then take a deep breath. Waiting can be hard, it’s true, but most things need time to coalesce, and some of the absolute best things in life became that way because they were given the time they needed.
This post is simple a reminder that things do take time. Very few people achieve greatness overnight. Think of authors, influencers, innovators and all of the people that you admire. For whatever reasons that you are inspired by them, realize a whole lot of time, effort, and experience was required for them to become this person you so admire. Don’t be discouraged if things are not coming together as quickly as you thought they might have. Use your impatience as a tool to keep you motivated, inspired, and working toward your goal. Because when you do finally get there, you’ll realize that it was absolutely worth the wait.