Happy Monday peeps! It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve shared a Monday Motivation post, but I felt like it was needed this week. This quote here is what inspired today’s post:
There’s no common timeline for life or a “one size fits all” agenda that determines the length of its seasons. We very quickly fall into the trap of comparing where we’re at in life to where everyone around us is. Friends move out, get new jobs, get married, start families, and it’s easy to wonder when/if those things will ever happen for you, but “keep holdin’ on!” There is a plan. There is a purpose. And no matter how hard you try to squeeze life into your “perfectly” laid out 5-year plan, there are going to be set-backs or delays or something that changes it up.
Patience is not one of my strongest suits… I think that can probably be said for most people. But, if we’re being honest, the seasons where patience is put to the test are often where the most growth occurs. It challenges you to be resourceful, to prepare for when it is your time to shine. And, sometimes it’s just meant to force you to slow down.
I’ve been dishing this advice out for over a month now to my grandfather who is having some health struggles. He HATES that he can jump up and run around about his business like he used to do, but I keep telling him “slow and steady wins the race” or “as long as we improve a little each day, we’re heading in the right direction…” And all the while, I’m sitting here with my lips stuck out because my timeline is slowly but surely moving to the wayside.
But, that’s OK! Taking a longer time than someone else to get to where you want to be is OK. If we were just simply handed everything we’ve ever thought about wanting, we’d all be some pretty lazy and dumb people… there’d be no character building, no perseverance, no work ethic and no real satisfaction with anything.
When you think about it like that, it’s easy to see that sometimes the wait is the most important part. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey to get there.
So, this is just a reminder for you (and for me) that taking a little bit longer to get where you’re going is totally fine! As long as you keep taking steps in the right direction, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be WHEN you’re supposed to be there.