I want it all.
The Pinterest home.
The career others envy.
The title of Doctor.
A lifelong marriage.
An award-winning novel.
To be known as the woman who can do it all.
But I want it now.
I don’t want to wait.
Success and accomplishment often accompany waiting.
The dreaded wait.
One foot in front of the other. Day in and day out.
You know what they say- easy come, easy go.
And I don’t know about you but I don’t want the easy go- I want real, lasting results.
And lasting results take perseverance.
We must persevere through the tough and mundane days to receive lasting results.
Endless paperwork to secure a dream job.
Late nights of research and coffee and writing papers to earn that degree.
The monotonous work weeks that builds routine in a marriage.
The circling and crossing out of book ideas.
Those are the kind of things we must persevere through to gain the success.
To truly have it all we must endure.
There is no quick fix.
Rainbow trail or gumdrop pass.
There’s just through.
Perseverance can be such an ugly word.
It is accompanied by patience, fortitude, and forbearance.
We don’t want the setbacks.
We want it now.
But maybe struggle and setbacks don’t have to drain your motivation.
Maybe we just need the right mindset.
Embrace the struggle.
Learn from our setbacks.
Own your story.
Brene Brown puts it beautifully:
“When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending. And when we don’t own our stories of failure, setbacks, and hurt- they own us.”
When we hear about successful people we often hear about their achievements.
Not about the mistakes they made or the setbacks they encountered.
However, history shows us that people who succeed have lots of failures.
But they have the right mindset.
Failure isn’t a stumbling block.
It’s a stepping stone.
If you want it all- you’ll have the wait.
Embrace the wait.