Learning To Have Faith In The Process

If you are consistent; if you are putting in the hours; if you are doing the work; if you are grinding; if you are mindful; if you are positive; if you are actively participating in your life - than you weren’t lucky, you were ready and prepared.
— Matt Gottesman via @HDFMagazine Instagram

This here is everything. 

I've talked before about how this isn't my first blog. I've probably started about three blogs (not including this one) and none of them ever amounted to anything. Why?

I wasn't ready.

At the time I was pretty butt hurt that I wasn't seeing success from my blogs but now I understand. Just as important as it is for us to pursue our passions and follow our intuition we have to understand that everything is going to happen in due time and if it hasn't happened yet despite us putting conscious effort into it then it's not meant to be right now.

That doesn't mean it won't happen later. If it's meant for you it's going to happen but we have to accept our fate as equally as we accept that we are human and so a lack of patience will create extreme frustration and feelings of failure. 

I preach about having patience because that's what changed everything for me. When i literally said, "I give up, I'm putting it in someone else's hands" is when the magic started to happen. I had been forcing and forcing for so long by trying to create a career I wasn't ready for that I had created this massive feeling of resentment within myself. I wanted the success right now.

In reality, if I had had this extreme blogging success at 19 years old then I wouldn't have been able to mess around and be a young twenty year old. I wouldn't have been able to balance my work and the rest of my life. It's SO wild to look back on.

We have to, have to, have to, be patient when we decide to follow our dreams. This patience is the key to everything you have ever wanted and then some. This patience is going to be the driving force behind growing something quickly without quality, or growing something epic that's actually worth something. 

Being able to look back and understand that I wasn't meant to be a blogger at 19 years old and that was why I was never able to fully commit to creating a successful blog is one of the most important lessons I've learned. 

I now have extreme faith in the process. I understand that if things aren't working in my favor it's for a reason and I need to change my perspective immediately so that I don't recreate all those feelings of resentment and failure that I allowed myself to feel before. 

We all have something in our lives that we can look back on and say, wow I see why that worked out that way. Maybe it was switching high schools, moving to a new house as a kid, transferring colleges, getting one car instead of the other. Take a solid creep through your life and look at a time when you can say "at the time I didn't understand why that wasn't working a certain way despite how badly I wanted it to but now I do and I'm grateful that it didn't work out the way that I wanted." I feel as if we all have at least one of those moments. 

Remember that moment when you're kicking yourself for not being farther into accomplishing your goals, when you're feeling stuck at your hourly job, or aren't understanding why things are happening in your life a certain way. 

There's a reason things unfold when they do. There's a lot we can do to help our passions manifest in front of us but there's also a lot we can't. Find the balance between working hard and staying patient for things to happen in due time so that you can be your most productive and positive self. 

Work hard everyday at creating your dreams and following your passions and at keeping your patience and allowing your life to come together as it should. You can and you will accomplish all of your goals if you work hard enough and you hold on to the patience that you need to create a sustainable long term business. 

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My Top 4 Inspiring Instagram Accounts

A while back I decided that if social media was going to be such a large part of my life then I needed to make sure it was a positive part of my life. 

I cleared my Instagram feed of negativity or pessimistic accounts and started finding real accounts with real substance that could teach me something as I scrolled through everyday. 

To be honest, it was a lot easier than I thought. Being able to wake up and scroll through positive words, quotes, and insights is just propelling me faster toward accomplishing my goals and creating a career off of my passions.

I stumbled upon a few special accounts that have resonated with me for months now, accounts that I can honestly say teach me, transform me, and show me that I'm not crazy and others have the same thoughts, feelings, and agenda that I do as well.

I think massive change comes in our lives when we realize that we aren't the only ones asking for change, passion, or our dreams to come true. We are not lonely adventurers on the pathway to our dreams. In reality we are surrounded by others who are doing the same thing and because of social media we not only get to connect with these people and their insights but we get to learn from them. 

Epic times call for epic movements. Fill your mind with the positivity of those who have followed their dreams and lived to tell the tale, learn from the thoughts and actions of those making really good money off of their passions, and be driven by their successes. We are all capable of great success, it's just a matter of clearing out all of the doubt and pessimism and truly embracing what the universe is calling of us.