Let’s talk about time. And in the essence of time, I’ll keep this one short and sweet.
Think about how valuable the object of time is in your life. It’s obvious, we do life around the time we have before us or the time we wish we had back. The time we never seem to have enough of, and the amount of time it will take us to accomplish something. Why isn’t it as easy to live in the “here and now” as it is to say we do?
Frankly, I’ve been wanting time to speed up.
I can imagine this is common of most people pursuing a new path in life or working to make a change. This past week I’ve spent more hours wishing that time would go faster than I’ve spent appreciating the process ahead of me necessary to achieve my goals. Many of you know that I am studying to become a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. My true excitement for what I’m studying and the anticipation of becoming a certified personal trainer has had me wishing I could speed up the process and put into effect all those great aspirations of mine that inspire me daily. Of course, I want to put in the work to get there and believe that quality training will lead to success. However, it’s hard to not want to hurdle over the next 3 months to that shining moment when I complete my courses.
The point is, we all need to remind ourselves every once in a while that the hard work we’re putting in now requires time. Results don’t just come with the snap of our fingers. Learning a new skill takes time and practice. Working towards a fitness and weight goal takes consistency and perseverance. Change and success doesn’t happen overnight and most of the time the process cannot and should not be sped up. Great things don’t come about without equally great work beforehand.
Trust where you are going and persevere through your obstacles of time. The wait might be long and your progress might seem like it’s inching along, but the reward will be worth it.
With healthy intent,
P.S. On a lighter note, this post was also spurred by the fact that I’m mourning the loss of a few inches off my hair from a haircut 5 days ago….. (dramatic, I know). Admittedly, I’ve been wishing I could fast forward to December all week so my hair could be sufficiently long again 😛 BUT…. Feeding myself my own medicine here: Time and careful care= the recipe for growth.