I was speaking with one of my mentors yesterday afternoon, about something that I was frustrated wasn’t happening quickly enough for my preferences. She reminded me of a simple lesson that I struggle with, but that’s worth repeating. What she said was:
“It takes time”
I know that’s simple, but it is really powerful if you can pause and think about it.
It takes time to grow into new habits.
It takes time to learn new ways of thinking about your money.
It takes time to grow worthwhile relationships.
It takes time to reach your financial goals.
It takes time to build a business or a career.
It takes time to get out of debt.
It takes time to become the person you want to be.
This isn’t to say that we can sit by and do nothing and hope that our goals become reality. Far from it. We’ve got to work at it and strive for it. But we have to also understand that there are no shortcuts. We can both strive for something better, and enjoy where we are on the journey.