Those who know me well, know that patience is not one of my biggest virtues. Try asking my father, Dear Husband, my childhood friends or my children and they will surely tell you a little story…. or two 😉
I really wish that I had more patience for the little things that I encounter in my everyday life and also hope that I have improved even a little bit as I grow older. When it comes to the bigger things in life and the real needs for change, I have learned, that you need quite a bit of patience for those things to happen.
I think that most of us know that most things that we want to change will not happen overnight. We know that to run a marathon, we need to practice for a really long time. Or if we want to lose 10 kg in order to be healthier, it will take months to achieve. Sure, in both examples it can also be done faster, but in order to make a healthy and lasting change, it shouldn’t.
Because of the blog and what I do, I meet many people who want to make a financial change. Often they are in debt and have difficulties to manage financially. The problem is that most people want change and they want it now! I wish that I could tell them that that is no problem. But I can’t. Because the thing is, as impatient as I might be, I simply don’t believe in fast changes when they are of this kind.
I believe that for a change to be real, it will take time to make it.
I believe that temporary solutions are just that; temporary. It will be difficult for something long-term to come out of it.
I believe that to change a bad situation or habit into something better, we have to learn to do it right.
So what to do? I try to keep my eyes and focus on the final goal and to where I want to end up eventually. Also, setting up on-the-way target goals (with a prize!) can also be a really good way to keep us motivated and help us stay on track.
And last but not least, I try to stay patient 😉