I’m not the most patient person in the world. In fact if my husband read that sentence he would laugh, edit it to “I’m the most impatient person in the world”, bold it, underline it and circle it in red a few times.
I’m very driven, and while that is a great thing it can also make me pretty impatient. I want things to happen quickly and I get disheartened when they don’t.
I like to know I’m moving in the right direction, that I’m accomplishing something every day and seeing the results of my effort. That's why I’ll race through my to-do list to tick everything off as quickly as possible, so I can see just what I’ve accomplished in the day.
Trouble is not everything can be done quickly, especially when you’re a mumpreneur, and it’s not always possible to see your progress or results quickly.
I know this. I do. But it still drives me crazy.
[CUE Offspring character Nina Proudman’s Headspace]
I question myself. I wonder if I’m doing the right thing. I wonder if I’m doing the wrong thing. I wonder if it was meant to be. I wonder if I’m good enough. I wonder if I could even do it or get it anyway. I wonder if I should change what I’m doing now before I wait and see if it’s successful or not. I lose heart.
That's what I’ve been putting up with all week.
You see I’m making some big changes in my business and they’re happening slower than I want them to. I’ve been sick all week so my to-do list hasn’t been ticked off as much as I wanted it to be. And finding the perfect house for us is certainly happening slower than I want it to.
So here I am, at Friday, feeling like I’m treading water and not really moving anywhere.
Do you ever feel the same?
What I’ve realised this week though, is that even when you’re treading water you’re still moving. You’re staying afloat and not sinking. You’re doing the leg work preparing for the journey to come.
So if by chance you’re a little impatient like me, prone to losing heart when the timeframe doesn’t match yours, then take heart because you’re still making progress.
As they say good things come to those who wait and even better things come to those who act. So rest assured you’ll get there, it just may not always be on your timeline.