Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Good Things Come with Time





























Sometimes I expect immediate results with a few things in my life. Alright, more like with most things in my life: my relationships, my personal situation, my endeavors, my goals, my wants, my wishes, etc. I feel like I am always hoping for an instant/overnight change and I'm disappointed when I don't see the successful, quick result.

In my moments of sulking and feeling discouraged about something or another, I'll call Seth and tell him of what's bothering me. He'll ask why I think it should be different... or what I expect it to be... and then, after he hears me out, he says (among many other things) the same thing he always does... the same thing he's been saying to me for the last 13 months...

"Good things come with time, JJ."

Every time I hear these words from his calm, yet encouraging voice, I take a step back, I think, I reel in my unrealistic expectations, and I realize that he is precisely right. Good things do come with time and it's okay to just chill out, relax, be patient and keep doing what I'm doing. And as long as I'm not idly waiting around for my life to change and am working towards specific aspirations and goals, those things will eventually fall into place in someway or another, in their right due time, and they will be even more rewarding and awesome, making them so well worth the wait.

I'm constantly reminding myself that just because the door you want to walk through isn't opening right away, doesn't mean that it never will or that you'll never get a chance to walk through it. I think it means that you might just need a little bit more time to get there.

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12 comments:

  1. This post reminds me of the first email I ever sent you, and it gave me such a great reminder of just that! .....which I definitely needed today. Thanks Jacy! Good things do come with time.

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  2. I want it all now...is how I think it should be. Not so much within the last few years. Thanks so much for the gentle reminder. And yesterday, too! xoxo

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  3. Holy Cow, is that true for me!! I get so frustrated when things don't fall into place when I feel like they SHOULD. I get SO impatient with myself when I am not the person I strive to be, when I feel like I am trying so hard, and those changes don't happen instantly. You would think I would have learned this by now because I have seen how important the "waiting" part has been for me...the wonderful things that have happened in my life because I was forced to develop in certain ways while waiting, and how much I appreciate certain blessings because I had to be patient. The trick is forcing yourself (myself) to "chill out and relax." This is such great advice!!

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  4. I needed THIS! My gosh I feel like you're inside my brain sometimes. I'm going to take a deep breath and say this outloud to myself because I'm waiting for all of these good things to happen NOW.

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  5. Seth is a smart man. :) I think we are all guilty of wanting NOW NOW NOW, so this is some much needed advice. Thanks!

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  6. That's a wonderful way of thinking about it! It's so true. You've got a wise partner :)

    Thank you again for the sweetest comment! I wish you, your beau and your son all the best.

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  7. Yeah! What a good principle! This is probably the quickest one that I lose sight of, because my expectations get so high, and I feel like I'm never getting any closer. Time, time, time! Gotta remember that.

    You are so blessed to have Seth. Such a rock of wise words.

    Thank you!

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  8. Thanks! That was just what I needed to hear today!

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  9. Good things do come with time, but good things come daily, too. Don't forget to see the good THAT IS THERE, just because what you want right then isn't there right then. In other words, we shouldn't always be waiting for "Someday" in order to be happy.

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  10. It really is true. Sometimes I get so impatient but the best things really do come to those who wait.

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  11. When I feel impatient with life, I make a list of accomplishments and successes from the last year. So much happens that we don't give ourselves credit for, and reviewing that list helps me keep on the path for the things I want in the future. Chin up!

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  12. Needed this today. Thanks. I'm so impatient with life and myself in so many ways.

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