Something that Americans, and increasingly the world, take for granted is instant gratification. Think about it. Fast food restaurants instantly turn out meals, even Whole Foods Market has premade hot and cold foods, quick diets and detoxes promising pounds lost in a week, and children who cry they want this or that and are handed just that. We need to put an end to this. Why? Because we are teaching ourselves and our future generations that patience isn’t important. That things should come easily or quickly, and if they don’t you’re doing something wrong, too slow, or it’s not worth it.
But in actuality, things in life are much more rewarding when they are done or made with patience and effort. From putting in hard work and consistency into your fitness, to taking a few moments to regroup and decide what to eat, to teaching children that they will be ok without that toy or waiting a bit longer when they are hungry. If we don’t stop and smell the roses, life will pass is by. And how many of you last even thought about breathing? Or paused to take a good look around your environment? A really good look. Disengage, become patient, breathe, be consistent and persevere but don’t get angry if something doesn’t come quick or easy. Enjoy the journey and chances are it will give you more to enjoy! 🙂