The truth is that nothing worth having ever came easy with this in mind, I want to share with you the 3 ways to turn patience into something to shoot for.
1) You have to fall in love with the process.
Ask, would I do this even if I wasn’t getting paid? Or if I wasn’t losing weight? Because guess what, if you can’t find joy in the process then you are never going to be able to sustain the result.
Success isn’t somewhere you show up to; it’s a journey that you’re on forever. You act, learn, do better, then act some more, learn more, do even better, and repeat — always elevating, always working, always learning.
The reason this is so important is because at the beginning of your business, you literally are not going to be getting paid. At the beginning of your fat loss journey, the weight might fall off initially, but at some point you’re going to hit a plateau. This is just the nature of the journey.
Quote: “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
2) Realize that you are going to be putting effort into the Trust bank for a long time before you can cash out.
The key to this is remembering two things:
– People are paying attention, they are intrigued, they are watching, reading, taking note, but they are not interacting because they don’t know what to do with it all yet. They are reading some of your blogs.
They notice that you are doing things differently and they are interested in it, but they are not ready to cop to their interest yet. They’re not ready to reach out and ask for help or share their own story yet. But you need to be consistent and confident. And when you are, people show up.
– The work you are doing now will serve you later. You are building something, and the foundation of that something is not sexy. Your first two dozen blogs. Your first 8 weeks of new workouts.
Your first online program that you launched to 14 people. These steps are not easy, but they are the most important parts of your journey because they are the process by which you build your assets. You are building your body of work with these things.
You have to go through step #1 to get to step #2. And I promise that groundwork is not only necessary, but a most important foundation that will give back to you later. Things do get easier, but not before they’re hard for a while.
Quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ‘- Thomas Edison
3) Patience is the antidote to anxiety.
Urgency, impatience and scarcity all add up to one big pile of anxiety that can keep us paralyzed in inaction and self-doubt.
Patience, on the other hand, gives us permission to take time and space to arrive at a resolution whenever that is. We aren’t scared to mess-up because we see the bigger picture.
We know that in order to lose 10 pounds for good, we have to allow ourselves the mental option that we’re probably not going to get it right every time we sit down to eat, and that’s fine. But we trust that at some point, we will get it.
Patience is a form of self-trust.
And those who have it mastered know they can handle anything that comes up. They aren’t scared of obstacles. They don’t fear missteps and failures. Patience allows for the journey to continue as long as it needs to.
No deadlines, no expectations, no stress. And ironically, letting those things go actually make us more productive, more inclined to take action and way more fearless.