I love goals.
Goals are a part of what makes life interesting and challenging. If we didn’t have goals we wouldn’t get anywhere.
I’ve never been one to really love the process to the goal though. The goal was what I cared about, whatever was in between me and my goal was the annoying part. The faster I could get to said goal the better because I could then move on to my next goal.
I’ve never been very good at being patient.
You know those sayings your parents have that are constantly repeated to you to the point you know them by heart and you annoyingly find yourself repeating to yourself in applicable moments? Growing up my mom would constantly remind us, “patience is a virtue.” My dad, “it’s not about the goal, it’s about the process. Enjoy it.”
Enjoying the process and being patient. Who knew these two would mean so much to me.
Stopping swimming has opened up a world of possibilities for me. I can do so many things now that I couldn’t do before. I can have new goals. New goals mean starting at the bottom again—the beginning of the process.
Having new goals means being patient with myself and taking a day at a time. I can’t be the best at something on day one…at least not for things that are worth it.
I need to enjoy today. Enjoy the process. And be patient because all things that are worth working for take time.