This week my wife and I introduced a new cat to our house. She’s a beautiful Siamese cat that is a little uncertain of her new surroundings. As she’s getting familiar with us, I’ve been reminded that it’s a slow process that is best done patiently.
What I want to do is pick her up and squeeze and pet her. However, right now she’s still not sure about us, so that would likely be off-putting, if not frightening for her. While picking her up and petting her would be fun, we’re letting her slowly come to us as she feels comfortable doing so. This approach certainly required patience, as it is usually much slower that we would like.
I think it’s like that’s with most positive changes we’d like to bring about in our lives. My experience has been that most worthwhile pursuits take longer than I’d like them to, thus requiring me to be patient during the process. For example, as I continue to learn the bass guitar, I wish I was further along in the process. During this process I’m focusing on being patient and remembering that I need to focus less on being in a hurry to become proficient and more on what I need to do today to improve. The result will happen if I am patient with the process.
Is there anything you’re currently working to improve that could benefit from a little patience; perhaps an improved relationship, an educational pursuit, or anything else that requires time to achieve? If so, focus on what you need to do this day, and be patient that the results will follow.