In this 5-Minute Friday, I want to give you a few ways to stay patient when you aren’t successful yet.
#1. Look at your trajectory. Take a look in the mirror and ask: If I keep up my current actions, habits, and daily growth, will I succeed at some point? If it’s “no,” then something needs to change. Maybe you need to stop binging TV and instead start exercising! Or perhaps, it’s time to invest in a coach instead of trying to figure out everything for yourself. But if your answer is a “yes,” then you’re good to keep going!
#2. Find little wins. Maybe you conquered a fear or improved on one of your shortcomings. You started exercising, eating better, and investing in healthy friendships. These are all amazing things, and they deserve to be celebrated. Little wins can keep you motivated when you haven’t yet achieved your biggest goals.
#3. Enjoy the present process. Embrace the day-to-day grind, so you don’t feel the need to succeed as fast as possible. We often think that happiness lies at the end of success, but this isn’t true. In fact, find happiness before success, and you’ll be much happier after as well.
These three tips will help you increase your patience, even when you aren’t successful yet! And here’s a reminder — stay patient and humble even once you’ve found success. I think this quote sums it up best:
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”
If you want to learn more about patience, join me on Episode 1,035!