I can actually remember some of the lyrics to a song that my kindergarten class sang in our yearly school production. It went something like, “Have patience, Have patience, don’t be in such a hurry, when you get impatient you only start to worry.” This song was obviously designed to begin teaching a young group of students the virtue of patience, which many kids at that age are struggling to develop.

As an adult, I wonder how much I need to relearn the lesson within this song?

As we’ve learned this week developing consistency is tough, it doesn’t come easy, it does in fact require a great deal of patience.

Persian poet Saadi says, “Have patience, all things are difficult before they become easy.”

As we’ve also discussed throughout the week, we live in a society that screams easy and convenience. John Maxwell states, “We live in a country of fast-food restaurants, and fast weight loss clinics, how ironic.” When things are not easy, or FAST, we simply stop and turn our efforts to other things. We don’t like having to work through processes or difficulties. Because we don’t like processes we always look for the big hit, or home run that brings about sudden change or transformation.

Andrew Wood observed, “Where many people go wrong in trying to reach their goals is in constantly looking for the big hit, the home run, the magic answer that suddenly transforms their dreams into reality. The problem is that the big hit never comes without a great deal of little hits first. Success in most things comes not from some gigantic stroke of fate, but from simple, incremental progress.”

There is so much to be learned from this statement, or I should say so much that we need to unlearn in order to better grasp this truth.

It is not fair to think that growth, success, or anything meaningful for that matter, is going to come easy.

Remember, successful people are not born with special abilities and talents, and they do not possess some higher form of education than the common man. They are simply willing to do things that other people are not willing to do.

Be patient with yourself as you work to develop more consistency in your life.

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