The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about my process and the amount of time it’s been taking me to get to certain places. I often think about my journey, however, this past week has been more than ever.
I began to think about those around me. In some cases, I saw that some started when I started. Some not long before me, but they seem to have progressed much faster. As I began to think and say, “man I’m gonna need God, Krystle, and this process to get on the same page so we can start moving” (lol); I realized two things. One, the process is good for me. And two, I have to stay focused and put in more work.
I began to see my development through my process. It may be longer than anticipated, but it’s good for me. I’ve grown tremendously with every step that I take. It’s almost like being pruned. Or better yet, when one has to crush an olive to get to the oil. Neither of these processes are easy, but the end result it great. There are things I have to learn on my journey. And I’m realizing that I’ll be much better because of it.
Through my process, my growth, and my learning; I saw that there’s more that I can do. I learned that I shouldn’t always focus on the distance, but focus on what else needs to be done. When you allow your mind to dwell on how far you thought you’d be in a certain amount of time, you may cause yourself to either soak in that place or go back a little because of discouragement. I learned that those moments take away from my progress. It takes away from what I could be doing to ensure my success.
The journey to success is never an easy process. No matter who you look at or who you think got to a place faster than you. You have no idea what they had to endure and what sacrifices they had to make. Trust that your process is good for you. The tools and skills that you learn, are exactly what you need in order to produce. Don’t allow yourself to focus on what your expectations were and if you haven’t met them. Stay focused and keep working so that you will see the benefits.