Patience is the Key to Success and Growth
We talk a lot about hunger and hustle. Even if you have dreams that extend far beyond this world, others tell us that you need to want it bad enough if you are ever going to succeed. That without that inner drive and ambition, you will never make much of anything. You will never make it in this cutthroat world of business.
If you’re not hustling every minute of every day, you might as well give up now, but the second you design your actions to be successful, you allow expectation to be the killer of the reality you want to create.
Your discipline isn’t the problem. It’s not that you lack the talent or the know-how or the rigor. It’s not that you don’t want it bad enough or you’re not good enough to reach your dreams.
No, what you lack is the ability to separate the expectations of your desire to become famous or gain recognition to the act of doing anything at all, and it’s effectively killing your desire to create. It’s about learning to stay calm and have patience when you’re in the struggling phase.
How to Develop the Patience to Succeed?
Being patient isn’t easy. It’s painful and it hurts like hell. If you’re a writer just starting out on medium, it can be tempting to just throw up your hat and quit. Because maybe you’ve been doing this blogging thing for months — even years — and you’re still not seeing any tangible results on your business goals.
The thing is, though, when you set huge expectations on yourself to be successful (something you can’t control by the way), you’re only setting yourself up to fail.
Even if you got to that level of success you crave, it wouldn’t fulfill you because you’re expecting it to somehow completely change and transform your life into something not even resembling what it currently is. Your desire to be successful is robbing you of your joy. It’s taking away from your enjoyment of the journey, and making you focus on the gold pot of honey at the end of a rainbow you can’t even see.
Instead of wanting to be successful, you need to learn to enjoy the process itself. Revel in the act of creation, accept good things will come if you do good work, and just breathe.
Because if you can embrace the creative process and accept where you are now in your journey is exactly where you need to be, you’ll be putting yourself miles ahead of others who are only doing it for the money, the fame, and the recognition (neither of which will sustain your motivation for long after you get them).
Enjoying the Journey Starts With Your Vision
What do you envision yourself creating with your business? What type of results do you imagine yourself creating with your art?
You need to be able to visualize the end result of all of your actions. This is important because it’ll give you something to work towards and aspire to, rather than allow yourself to hang back, wait, and expectations for success to come to you as is.
Here’s the truth: success will never come to you out of the blue. That’s not how it works.
You need to put in the work and the sweat and the tears to get it. You need to give back to others selflessly for years to achieve that success if you ever do.
And if you’re not ready for it in the first place, you won’t know what to do with it when you do get it. There’s a reason why most lottery winners blow their winnings within a year, after all, because they haven’t trained themselves to manage money, especially on that magnitude.
if you choose to embrace the process and accept where you are now is okay and you truly start enjoying your work, that’s when things will happen to you. Because the magic in your life will coincide when you figure out how to package your message to others, connect 1–on-1 with them, and enjoy getting the benefits out of that career you’ve always wished for.
Sure, there’s some aspect of luck to it all, but opportunities will come to you more freely if you can position yourself to seek them out and be ready for them when they come.
Learn to move past dreaming into doing
You’re probably aware that dreaming isn’t enough — we all have big dreams, but not all of us see them through to fruition.
If you want something to happen, you need to take the steps every day to make them happen. Not just some of the time. Not just when you “feel” like it. But every single day.
If you’re not living and breathing your craft like it’s the oxygen you need to survive, you will stay exactly where you are forever. And that would be a waste of your talents indeed.
If you don’t take action on your dreams, they will remain a fantasy forever.
How do you embrace your talents?
You can start by reading every day, on paper or electronically (or ideally, both).
Follow your wisps of curiosity and learn more about what you’re interested in every single day. That’s how you’ll provide yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to develop and grow.
Don’t just limit yourself to books. Listen to audiobooks and even podcasts to boost your knowledge base. Even Youtube can be a great source of inspiration when you need that extra kick-in-the-pants to be inspired or learn something new.
Most importantly, never stop dreaming. You are worth everything you dream yourself to be and more. Don’t forsake that because you don’t feel good enough to try.
Success Isn’t the Answer (Do This Instead)
For years, you might have strived to be successful, but failed and fell on your face repeatedly, because you did not have a clear vision and a powerful way.
The worst part is, you never defined what that success actually was. And because you didn’t know what it would take for you to be successful and fulfilled in your own life, you would effectively stop yourself from reaching that level of attainment with your work that you could only dream of in your mind (even though it seemed so far away at the time).
Without a clear path forward, you’ll only get lost in the tunnel when the light goes out. And it will go out.
Yet if you set a clear vision to be your light forward, you’ll never steer from your course because you’ll know that you’re exactly where you’re destined to be in this moment.
Getting clear on your talents comes with practice because honing your base craft will make you better at anything you do. It’ll make you a better writer, creator, and businessman. It’ll help you find your voice and hone your message and really get clear on how to relay your message to your audience.
Without practice, you’ll never get better at anything. Yet with enough of it, the world you imagine building will start opening up to you piece by piece until it begins to form a clearer whole.
As you embrace this practice in your life and step into the beauty of the creative process. You will undoubtedly create magic in your life. It only becomes a matter of time before your vision becomes a reality. In addition, you create the results in your business you so desperately want to achieve.
Are You Ready to Create Your Dreams?
Creating things is supposed to be hard. So stop forgoing your dream of building a business because it feels so far away. Stop bemoaning how you should be successful because you’re a better writer than 95% of the writers out there.
Instead, just create. Put on your thinking cap and become the successful creator you imagine yourself to be.
With one-step at a time, you will create the life you envision yourself in.
You might just find that over time, you’ll hit that success you always dreamed of. But not unless you first turn on your light and trust that your path forward is good, pure and just worthy of your presence as a creator.
That will make you powerful and set you on the course you need to be. That will give you your power back. It will empower you. It will spur you to create, flourish, and grow. Oaa.onlinesbi.com/oao/onlineAccO
With it, you will become the creative warrior of your dreams. However, not until you trust that you’re enough as you are now and that you’re really, truly capable of creating the amazing life you want to live first.
The only thing you need to understand is that you should never give up after coming this far! No matter how many obstacles you had been through, you never know when and how at the most unexpected time success would knock at your doorstep and if you will just stop here then chances are that you might never feel the taste of success.