In life and everywhere you go people and businesses will try to sell you fast results. There are ways to get rich quick, there are ways to feel better about yourself, and there is a need to have everything now. When in reality everything you receive in this world that has any value will take time to get.
You will have to put in years of work, money, and take time to practice and skills to be the best at whatever you want to be. If you want to become faster you have to practice, and you have to work at anything you want to last a lifetime.
Take time to build relationships
Relationships take time, running a successful business takes time, and being the best at whatever you want to be will take time. Each one of these ventures will take practice and patience. There’s no doubt about it there is no quick shortcut to successful and long-standing relationships and careers.
Every day and at every purchase we make we are sold a shortcut. If you’re hungry, we consider fast food. If you need something shipped to you tomorrow, consider Amazon Prime. Even if you want to feel wanted and satisfied, consider a one night stand.
Why not look instead for lifelong satisfaction than small moments of satisfaction?
Why do we rush the good stuff?
This is my question. Why do we want to go shopping when we want or desperately need a vacation instead? It’s not that shopping is wrong. It seems that we prolong and hold off on a long-term or better source of happiness and choose small satisfaction instead.
Why do we do that? It’s tempting, I know. I’d rather stretch from bed to reach my remote than actually get up and grab it to change the channel. Why cook when I can buy a meal and why learn how to do anything when I can hire someone else to do it?
The top 2 things that have developed most than anything else in my life because I took time to build were my business and my marriage.
I have been working on my business a little over two years. Now is when I see her I’m starting to see the results I want to see for my hard work.
I will admit that I had quit a bunch of times. I’ve even chosen to leave my projects behind because of the fear of failure. But any time or every moment that I did do something I did receive some credit for it.
My best results come from the longest wait
I had learned through my business that the more I practice or work on my craft the better I get at it. More people wanted me or wanted to hire me for their projects the longer I worked at Tru.Works.
When it comes to my marriage, I have found that now being together almost 4 years married and eight years together time has really paid off. This time has given us a more meaningful relationship.
There have been multiple arguments, separation, disagreements, and there have also been multiple times of gratefulness, lots of love, apologies, and it’s those good times that have kept me going even though there were several bad times.
To get into specifics, I learned the value of marriage probably after about three and a half years in. Three and a half years into my marriage is actually nothing compared to our total time together. We have been together a total of eight years. Knowing this man and learning about him every day has helped me treasure how hard he works. I’ve learned to respect him and his body. He deserves so much and I can’t wait until I can give that to him. But this mindset that I have today would have never come if I would’ve left many years back.
Why we should wait
Everything valuable takes time to create. The more time you give something the better it becomes. That is why marriage is meant for a lifetime. That is what businesses need time to grow. The more time you take to perfect something or learn about someone the better your relationship and business will be.
Now that doesn’t mean that you stick on to something until it’s perfect. It just means that you work at something well it isn’t perfect. Because you must understand that it will never ever be perfect but that is why you stick and you stay especially in relationships.
The more focus and energy and work forward something that you believe in the more it will develop into something bigger and more amazing.
It can be tempting to want to have fast results. Moving in with someone quickly, having a child with someone to have that long-term relationship feeling in a short-term relationship. I say that if you take the time to get to know the person and let them get to know you it will be better than if you rushed it.
The universe is bringing everything together. It will take time. Quite possibly some things will come to you more quickly than you imagined but the most tender and beautiful things like relationships and business expansion will take some time. As long as you’re believing and imagining good results, it will come. My advice is to keep on practicing and keep on imagining and all good things will come at perfect timing.
Yessenia Diaz has a background in graphic and web design but is also intrigued by writing and teaching. Yessenia created Tru.Works as an outlet for all her talents and continues collecting stories from around the world to share with people all across the interweb. Follow Yessenia on Instagram and her favorite, Twitter, @ythegreatdiaz.