#21 - Don't Rush: It Takes Time to Achieve Something
Remember Rome wasn't built in a day!
Welcome to the 21st issue of 5 Minute Friday from The Backpack CPA! Every Friday I share a short email with tips & resources to get you thinking about your Professional & Personal Development!
Let's start "growing" through our human journey instead of just "going" through it!
First A few words from a wise person…
“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” ~Matshona Dhliwayo
💪 Professional & Personal Development
Don't Rush: It Takes Time to Achieve Something ⏰
We all want to get things done quickly. We live in a world where getting things done fast is seen as more efficient and effective, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, achieving something takes time and effort, so don't rush it.
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.
The old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” applies here. Just like Rome was not built overnight, you can’t expect your goal or dream to be achieved right away either. It will take time and effort to reach whatever end result you're hoping for. This is why patience is important when trying to achieve something; it takes hard work and dedication for anything of substance to be accomplished in life.
Be Patient with Yourself
It can be easy to get frustrated when progress doesn’t happen as quickly as you would like it to. However, try not to get too impatient with yourself or your progress; instead, focus on staying consistent and pushing through even when things start feeling difficult or overwhelming. Achieving something takes consistency over an extended period of time; if you stay consistent with your efforts towards achieving something for long enough, then eventually you will reach success!
Take Breaks When Needed
Although consistency is important when trying to achieve something, remember that it is also important not to push yourself too hard or burn out too quickly. Taking breaks may seem counterintuitive while trying to accomplish something, but they actually help give your mind and body a break from the stress that comes with striving for success and reaching goals. Breaks allow us the opportunity to re-energize ourselves so that we can come back with fresh ideas and perspectives on our goals or projects—which can ultimately help us reach them faster!
Achieving anything of substance in life takes time and effort; don’t expect results overnight! Have patience with yourself as you strive towards your dreams and goals; stay consistent with your efforts over an extended period of time (but also don’t forget about taking breaks when needed). With those two pieces of advice in mind, don't rush it—you WILL eventually achieve great things!
To help us hone our “patience” skills here are 5 things we can do.
1. Understand Your Triggers
One of the best ways to increase your patience is to understand what triggers your impatience. Once you know what sets you off, you can start to work on managing your reactions to those triggers.
2. Practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Mindfulness can help you to become more patient by teaching you to focus on the present moment and accept your thoughts and feelings without getting wrapped up in them.
3. Take breaks throughout the day.
If you find yourself becoming impatient, take a break from whatever it is you're doing. Go for a walk, take a few deep breaths, or just step away from the situation for a few minutes. Taking breaks will help you to avoid becoming overwhelmed and stressed, which can lead to impatience.
4. Set realistic expectations.
One of the main reasons why people become impatient is because their expectations are unrealistic. If you're constantly setting yourself up for disappointment by expecting things to happen instantaneously or perfectly, you'll likely find yourself becoming frustrated and impatient quite often. Try to set realistic expectations for yourself and others, and be prepared for things to take some time.
5. Be prepared for setbacks.
Setbacks are inevitable, but they can often lead to feelings of frustration and impatience. Instead of getting wrapped up in setbacks, try to view them as opportunities to learn and grow. Be patient with yourself as you navigate through setbacks, and remember that they don't define you or your journey
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