A couple of days ago I had a conversation with my friend Jadesola about some (really deep, big, meaningful, life changing… you get the drift) things that have been going on with me. As with anyone who knows me well, within minutes she was saying “calm down, Dami!” The thing is, when I get an idea into my head, I get very excited and run away with the idea – usually with zero thinking or planning going into it.
The patience and perseverance to focus and plan are key to succeeding in life, and this goes with the popular saying that life is a marathon race, not a 100m sprint.
In my perfect alternate universe however, words like patience do not exist!
After she told me to calm down, Jade said this:
“One thing I know for sure is this, Dami. Our desires have a way of swimming towards us; we just have to be patient.”
That statement has stuck with me since. if you’re like me, next time you feel the need to rush headlong into an idea or commitment without fully counting the cost, remember that if something is really yours, it will find it’s way towards you. And if you’re getting impatient, just scream at it to swim, swim, swim!
That should get those goals to move faster, shouldn’t it?