Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Good Things Come with Time
Sometimes I expect immediate results with a few things in my life. Alright, more like with most things in my life: my relationships, my personal situation, my endeavors, my goals, my wants, my wishes, etc. I feel like I am always hoping for an instant/overnight change and I'm disappointed when I don't see the successful, quick result.
In my moments of sulking and feeling discouraged about something or another, I'll call Seth and tell him of what's bothering me. He'll ask why I think it should be different... or what I expect it to be... and then, after he hears me out, he says (among many other things) the same thing he always does... the same thing he's been saying to me for the last 13 months...
"Good things come with time, JJ."
Every time I hear these words from his calm, yet encouraging voice, I take a step back, I think, I reel in my unrealistic expectations, and I realize that he is precisely right. Good things do come with time and it's okay to just chill out, relax, be patient and keep doing what I'm doing. And as long as I'm not idly waiting around for my life to change and am working towards specific aspirations and goals, those things will eventually fall into place in someway or another, in their right due time, and they will be even more rewarding and awesome, making them so well worth the wait.
I'm constantly reminding myself that just because the door you want to walk through isn't opening right away, doesn't mean that it never will or that you'll never get a chance to walk through it. I think it means that you might just need a little bit more time to get there.