I Want it and I Want it NOW!
The feelings that come with having hopes and dreams are exhilarating and joyful. Being able to visualize where you want to be is so exciting and gratifying. Having that goal is a healthy way to map out your journey.
It really does that matter what the journey is about the feelings remain the same. Your journey could be weight loss or retirement or moving or career changes. Regardless of what journey you are traveling visualizing the goal line and the end of your journey brings feelings of excitement and hope. Hope that you will be able to actually accomplish the journey. Hope that things will indeed turn out the way you have envisioned them to turn out.
It takes a lot of patience to travel that journey as well. As they say “Rome was not built in a day” and as much as you want your journey to be quick so that you can achieve your goal, you have to dig down deep and be patient!
What does it actually take to be patient? The dictionary translates patience as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. So basically being able to fully accept wherever you are on your journey and not get upset about being where you are. It’s a hard thing to accept when those hopes and dreams are dangling at the other end!
Our minds are sometimes are best friend and sometimes our worst enemy. But it all starts and stops in our mind. You can choose to be anxious about your journey or you can choose to be calm and patient. Neither choice will alter the journey, the train will keep moving along but you can chose to enjoy the ride rather that agonize about it.
Mindfulness is a great tool to calm the mind and enjoy the journey. First recognize what you are going through and accept where you are on your journey. Try using breathing techniques at the beginning and end of the day. Focus on the moments of the day rather than the end goal. Appreciate those moments and be mindful of your surrounding and soak it all in. There is beauty everywhere if you take the time to stop and take it in. Doing these few simple things can help you to be patient. It will happen, it may not always be on the time schedule you envisioned, but it will happen, Have faith in yourself and enjoy the journey.
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