I'm incredibly guilty of this but patience is so important. The most important quotient is time. Time literally multiplies ALL efforts. These efforts could be good or bad. If your effort is watching TV for 4 hours a day, the multiplier on that is ugly. If your effort or habit is exercising 30 minutes a day, the multiplier is a welcomed and beautiful thing!
The reason most people in America are not more wealthy is the patience it takes to make money. It is easy to be impatient in making a change as well. Starting a business takes time to get off the ground. Most of the time you won’t see the fruits of your labor after the first week, it takes quite a bit of time (depending on what you are doing). Social changes can take even more time.
Things don’t usually happen overnight. Many people are raised and educated with too much hope. Hope of winning the lottery or coming up with the next big idea that feeds you with millions of dollars and you can retire at 35. Although this can happen, it is extremely unlikely. The reality of this is that you will likely grind it out doing something you hopefully love!
The good news is that with patience, you can achieve all of the great things in life. It will not come overnight but with some focus and fine tuning you can have everything you’ve ever wanted. The trick is to get the ball rolling. Once the ball is rolling, it can turn into something. You won’t have momentum until you get something started. Whether you want to start reading, start exercising, start a business, work on a classic car, write a book, etc. None of this will happen if you don’t get it started and simultaneously implement a high level of patience. Without the patience, this will be very frustrating.
I’m writing tips each week for people aspiring to improve. These are not industry related but they generally have something to do with growing as a person or growing a business. My intention is to help others grow while growing myself. My book recommendation this week is “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss something, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org