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Being the Turtle

22 Jan

When we decide to accomplish a goal, we may look at all the options before us and make a plan to begin. We can carefully look at where we want to go and decide how to get there. Once we begin working our plans sometimes the path takes longer than we planned on. It’s hard to wait for something we really want, and we may become impatient with continual delays and complications that keep us from moving forward. If it’s been a long time and we’re tired, we may decide it’s too much and abandon the idea altogether. But if we abandon a goal we cannot accomplish it. It won’t just happen because we want it, or simply appear because we’ve put energy into it. We can always change our plans and move on to different things but if the goal is something we really want, walking away from it out of frustration will not bring satisfaction. We don’t know what we don’t know and some things will take longer than we like, or be more difficult than we thought when we started. If the price turns out to be too high, we can let it go, but every goal is reachable if we’re willing to do what it takes to get there. Things won’t always go the way we want them to but we have all the wisdom and patience we need to continue forward if we desire the destination ahead. If we have to go slow, we can go slow. If we have to wait for a time, we can wait. The goal will always be there and it doesn’t matter how long it takes to reach it. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can understand the road before us, weigh all the options, and make the best choice going forward.

There is no need for patience if we experience immediate gratification. If everything comes to us the moment we desire it we learn to expect life to work around our needs and may begin to feel entitled. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t revolve around any one person. Everyone has unique personal needs and desires. Nobody gets to go to the head of the line or get an extra measure of attention just because they want it. No matter what we want to do, we can decide how to get there and then work through anything that stands in the way. We are strong enough and smart enough to figure out any complication and find success. We can be patient when we must and still move ahead.

If we’ve been working on something for a long time and our progress forward has been slow we may decide to reevaluate our plans. Timing is important and if what we want to accomplish isn’t working out now, we can set it aside for a time and try again later. Our lives are always changing and sometimes the thing that held us up in the past works for us in the future. We can review our choices and decide how to proceed. We can continue to move forward slowly or we can try again later. Whatever we decide we will find success if we truly desire it.

Today if you’re frustrated with the complications and problems involved in a goal you’ve been trying to reach, step back and review the situation clearly. Decide if you want to continue or set it aside for now. Choose the best way forward. Success is there and you will find it.

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