No matter how many ways it can be said, being patient and flexible toward the hopes of attaining my goal is hard. Patience comes from thinking and focusing and visualizing what I want and then not giving up.
The minute I have a thought or a focus that drives me a way from what I am trying to accomplish, I realize that I am pushing the dream further away. Then of course what follows is abandoning the work and effort I want & need to do. It's so easy to do at moments of fatigue, stress, or feeling like the progression is too slow.
To refocus I have to stop the sabotaging thoughts by tricking myself. I do this by saying to myself "what part of the process do I need to change that will allow myself to continue making progress?" Sometimes it's changing up my diet to get some new flavors that I miss, or taking more me time, or just doing less for everyone else in the family.
It takes effort, there is no doubt. Being acutely aware of what I need and feeding those needs, but doing so without destroying all my effort takes a lot of creativity and flexibility. It can be exhausting just having to put so much effort into thinking what to do, but if I don't what are my consequences?
Giving up is very very easy. Pushing myself to a new level is hard. I have never been there before. But can you imagine what it would be like to see yourself somewhere that you've always wanted to go & actually doing it?
I think I'd like that chance too.
Feel free to respond to any of my thoughts. It's always appreciated.