The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit
Good things take time, right. And this phrase here is a good metaphor of good things not happening overnight, that good things take their fair share of time. Learning new skills, personal growth, career related decisions…time is a very important factor here. You won’t be an overnight success, chances are high it will take you several years to get there. I think it is something that most of us tend to ignore, how much time it actually takes to reach our goals, to make our dreams reality, to shift from bad habits and patterns to establishing good ones.
Many people give up while being on this journey, because they are too impatient, because they can’t deal with waiting and not seeing immediate results. Yes, quitting can be tempting at that point but later on we usually regret quitting something we were passionate about. It’s important to quit things that are toxic for you, that is for sure, but it is bad to quit things you are actually passionate about because chances are high it will be regretted one day.
So, plant your seed and give it enough time to grow. I often have to remind myself of that as well because like most other people I want to see quick results and good results (hello former perfectionist) and if I don’t get those results quickly, frustration can be a consequence. So, it is important to take things slow, to be patient, to have faith that things will work out the way we want it and not to be too hard on ourselves if we don’t get the desired results immediately or if we don’t achieve the skills that we want to achieve as quickly as we want.
So as a kind reminder for us, I created this little botanical illustration today…