• Rebecca Laidlaw

You're doing everything right...

How frustrating. When you are working hard on a project or a goal and you can't see it going any further. You are stuck. What comes next? What else can you do? You put yourself out there and ask for help to be told: "You are doing everything right." I can feel your annoyance as you read this. So I'm going to give it to you straight. It might be the case that you are doing all of the right things. However, have you considered that the skills you need are patience and perseverance? The annoyance factor has probably just sky-rocketed. In case you aren't sure, patience is accepting the journey and not becoming frustrated or anxious with the outcome. Perseverance is to keep doing what you're doing ( you know, all those "right things" you are doing?) working through the difficulties to achieve the success you deserve. Both take time and both require absolute certainty in often uncertain situations.

Well, it's so easy when it's written like that but the reality is a whole lot more difficult. The reality is there is no tip or trick anyone can offer you that will make it easier. What you need, is to decide that your goals are important no matter what. Think about why you decided to set this goal in the first place whether it's saving for a house, starting a business or presenting a business proposal, is what you will gain worth waiting for? Is it worth the result that you are projecting? If not, here's the reality: rethink your goal. It's not that important to you. Ouch! A bit harsh huh? I hate to be the one to tell you but if your goals aren't worth the work you have to put in why do you believe that you deserve to achieve that goal in the first place? The tip for this is easy, set goals that you WANT to reach and you will get there. The kind of goal you enjoy working towards. One where the good outweighs the bad. Where doing all the "right things" consistently makes you excited not frustrated. In conclusion, when you think about goal-setting for the future consider the impact of the saying "Patience is a virtue", cause ain't that the truth. And trust me when I say the view from the top is breathtaking.

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