The Time it Takes
Don’t tell me some of your best results came from rushing.
Okay, perhaps the occasional last minute College paper you had to give in and worked on the night before, or the last minute changes for the annual report before the Board presentation.
I’m not talking about those.
I’m talking about decisions you made to change something extremely profound or deeply rooted within yourself that would impact your habits. Something related to old beliefs, detrimental to your well-being, that you were reminded of.
Yes. It takes time to develop, and build lasting changes and new habits.
Personally I’ve come to realise it’s a good thing and it happened when I came face to face with ageing, and letting go of the illusion that time has no value.
Time is precious. So precious that even in the efforts we make, we can develop admiration for the time and patience spent to create something truly beautiful.
Deciding to write my first book two years ago, and not managing to put it together yet, has been one of those experiences. It’s taken me eighteen months of twists and turns, spent on social media, trying to promote my work, to only realise I wasn’t prepared for the efforts, frustrations and discipline.
I’m so glad, I finally came around it and made peace with it. Writing it is a long-term wish. I don’t need to rush it, I just need to visualise it, just like the cover of my book to be.
Wayne Dyer once wrote that for every book he saw in his head, he created a cover for it, which then helped him write and complete the content.
Our dreams need to come true and we’re the only ones who can make it happen. But for that, we know we must begin somewhere.
What’s your dream?