They say time will tell. They also say don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. But let’s focus on the right cliché at hand: They say patience is a virtue.
This post is as much a memoir as it is an ode as it is a letter to you. You are here because these are words written for you for some reason. So, pay close attention.
There are going to be times in your life during the pursuit of your dreams where you feel unmotivated or like what you’re doing isn’t making a difference. I implore you: keep going.
You see, there are a few types of people in this case study of a blog post. One type are the, “it fell in my lap and it was easy” kind-of people. Another type is the, “it just never works for me. It’s not in my destiny” kind-of people. Here, you can imagine I’m speaking to the second type.
The second type of people say things like: I didn’t have enough time, I don’t have enough money, I was really stressed out, I don’t have a trust fund, I wasn’t given the same opportunities, opportunities never come my way, I never get the job, etc.
The key is to stop thinking the world owes you something.
Instead of having victim mentality, let’s stop feeling sorry for ourselves and get practical.
Why do you keep failing? Or why does it never work for you? Why don’t you ever get what you strive so hard for? Well, have you ever thought that maybe you just aren’t good enough? Maybe you don’t have the skillset to add value that your niche is looking for. Ok, now that we’ve been honest with ourselves, time to start gaining the skill. Go work for free as an intern at the dream company. Take that online course. Send a hundred emails per week asking to have coffee with the experts in your field. You have unlimited resources, stop having limiting beliefs of what you have permission to do.
What’s another reason why your dream isn’t coming to fruition? Could it be your level of self-awareness is like a 3/10? Self-awareness is important because knowing who you are gives you clarity on affinities and natural talents you’ve had since the womb. Know what you are good at, and capitalize on those strengths. That’s a good place to start. Additionally, having high self-awareness allows you to be the best you you can be.
Lastly, your dream may not be manifesting because you are jumping ship too early. They say patience is a virtue. They were right. It’s hard to stick to something that you feel isn’t going anywhere. It’s natural to want to move on. But if you truly believe in what you are doing, keep going. Don’t give up after the first year.
Look at your competitors, what are they doing? How’s the market for you dream? Oversaturated? Teeming? Timing is everything. Just stop facilitating a deep-rooted fear of pursuing your dreams because you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Have patience and be smart.
Have patience for yourself. Maybe you have to do something you don’t like for 5 years to have the freedom to do what you love for the next 50 years. Be patient. Have your 20-year plan in your heart and mind and reverse engineer from there. Where do you need to be in 10 years, 5 years, one year, and all the way down to what you need to be doing tomorrow to accomplish your goal? Meet with people doing what you love and learn from some else’s experience.
I wish you all the best in finding your path and executing it. If you liked this article, please share. I could have used this a few years ago.