If you could rate your self on a scale of 1 to 10 on how patient you are… What would you give yourself?
Most likely when you answer that question you were thinking of it pertaining to being patient with others.
Now I want you to answer the same question pertaining to yourself. On a scale of 1 to 10 how patient are you with yourself and your own personal progress?
If you answered like most of us, your patients for yourself is lower.
Why is this? Do we expect too much of ourselves? Is what we desire unrealistic? Or is it simply the timeframe in which we are expecting it?
It’s said that we drastically overestimate what we can do in a year while at the same time drastically underestimating what we can do in five.
Every time we attempt to accomplish something, our own reactions to our performance is a direct feedback mechanism for us.
When this feedback is over supportive then we become complacent with our progress.
On the contrary, when this feedback is too challenging and oppositional, we tend to shutdown and or shut off both of which are counterproductive towards what we are out to ultimately accomplish.
Patience is a virtue. We have heard this quote over and over again and I could not agree with it more.
Patience is a fine line between challenge and support.
Yes we must challenge ourselves in order to set new goals and continue to enable ourselves to reach. At the same time I can’t stress enough the importance of self-appreciation and love for our willingness to put ourselves out there, and the accomplishments we are making with every single step of our journey.
My challenge for you this week is simple. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you are amazing. Let yourself know that it is okay to stumble. What truly counts is how quickly we get up and take the next step.
Have an outstanding inspired rest of you day!