More often than not, we are all in a hurry. We want to get things done faster than our legs can carry us. We want to get to the top of the mountain, without learning to navigate through all the rough edges at the bottom. We just want to get there, no matter what.
I used to be guilty of this too, in the past. I have always been a fast-paced person; but I am learning to take one step, each day, at a time.
You see, sometimes we fail to realize the fact that life itself is a process. And a process is the series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
A process always has a destination, but the destination in itself is not as important as all the things you need to do, to get there.
Many times, we become fatigued and lose our sleep, peace of mind and maybe even self-worth, all because we are putting too much emphasis on what the end result should look like. When what we should actually be bothered about, is ‘the now’.
If you want to get to your next level in life, it’s better to focus more on ‘the now’, than what tomorrow holds.
Your priority should be on perfecting the craft you have in your hands now. Hone the skills you have now because I can guarantee that some of it would come in handy when you climb up to the next level.
I always knew that I wanted to be that person that would help others become better versions of themselves while inspiring them to unlock their God-given potentials.
So, what have I been doing with myself? I have been perfecting my ‘people skills’, working to improve my interpersonal and communication skills. I jump at every opportunity to learn new and more productive ways to interact better with people because I know that is the end game.
How would I ever be able to make an impact on someone else, if I do not learn how to communicate in a way that they can understand?
And yes, I may not yet be where I totally want to be, but I know that I am on my journey. I am learning to take one step at a time. I am learning everything I need to, in my current role, which would make me more impactful for tomorrow.
That way, I do not get too bothered by little disappointments or frustrations, because I know I am in a process.
Sometimes, because we are in a hurry to beat the process (and maybe the system), we do not take advantage of the gains that accompany perfecting our present crafts.
Our eyes are always looking farther than our vision can perceive, that we fail to see opportunities that would make us better, and more prepared for that tomorrow.
If you are serious about achieving tomorrow’s goals, then you need to get better at what you do today. Cherish today’s successes, failures or disappointments, because you should know that they are setting you up for a brighter tomorrow.
And one more thing, always remember that Rome was never built in a day! Embrace today’s process, and open your heart to assimilate all that it has in store for you. Because it is the guarantee that you have for tomorrow’s victory!
To your continued success. Cheers!!!