BE Patient with Your Progress
Marie Curie, famous physicist, stated, “I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”
We all need that reminder.
It is especially needed in a world that promises results and success in 30, 60, 90 days. Most people who are at the top of their game, their class, their field, their business have another story to share.
The way is long and hard. As one leader recently stated, “It will cost you more than you thought it would and demand more of you than you thought it would. Keep going.”
Her words remain in my mind. They are the secret to success- sticking it out day after day, year after year. Don’t jump to conclusions about yourself or your endeavors because problems have impeded your progress and the success your mind perceives is not working out in reality.
The fact is- it will take longer to get to where you want to go. Patience is required to become the person you want to be, achieve the goals, create the business, write the book, build the organization, create the home, and raise the children.
Merriam Webster’s definition of patience is to bear under. Literally, to encompass the virtue of patience means to keep moving on in spite of the “opposition, difficulty, or adversity.”
So, instead of bemoaning a day full of challenges and small accomplishments, take a deep breath and acknowledge the distance you are making in the multitude of small steps.
Frustrated by what feels like small steps of progress? Keep going. Stay steady in spite of the reasons that whisper otherwise. You will become stronger and move closer to realizing your goal.