There is so much pressure on all of us in this generation to be highly ambitious and goal-oriented. With so many advancements in technology, our lives are becoming extremely fast-paced. While this has numerous advantages such as being able to communicate, commute, and get things faster it also has negative effects on us, one main one being impatience.
An important lesson we have all been taught is that time is money, or time is precious. We are told to use our time wisely as we don’t get back wasted time. The world will keep moving forward, with or without us. Businesses that gain success on a global level all have one thing in common: they deliver fast. They don’t waste customers’ time. Everything we want or need, whether that’s food, clothes, flight tickets, or entertainment; everything is at the tip of our fingers due to well-known companies and brands such as Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
When we start working on a new project or set some new goals for ourselves, we get easily dejected if we don’t see results immediately. We start to lose faith in ourselves, in our plans, in all of our hard work. Although it is a hard pill to swallow, it is a necessary one: good things take time, patience, and effort. Let’s be very honest here, even a company like Amazon, which has made our life significantly easier and faster, did not grow overnight. While it’s amazing how we have a means through which we can get instant solutions, we have to keep in mind that a “quick-fix” isn’t the answer to everything.
Just like trees don’t grow overnight, one doesn’t achieve success overnight. One very important trait those pursuing their goals must have is patience, yet so many of them struggle with being patient. Setbacks, delays, and struggles are a given; they are inevitable in your journey towards your dreams. However, practicing a little patience and looking at the world with optimism can take you very, very far. Moreover, looking at the world through the “glass is half full” lens may enhance your problem-solving skills as you will stop playing the victim every time things go wrong and start to look at all the different possibilities through which you can improve your situation.
Book Reference: Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self- Love is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King