[written by Sarah] We often do these blogs together but today I want to share something from my heart. So, gave Tony the day off you could say. As many of you know our story already, there are pieces that we just don’t share. And this is one of them. Patience was not my friend.
When I started in this industry I was fired up (once I finally got started). I wanted it all, and I wanted it yesterday. During those times I was constantly comparing myself to others and worse? I felt ugly things like envy or jealousy watching others.
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Back in the day, I used to struggle in celebrating others and not feeling jealous or envious or frustrated when everyone was ranking in their business, but me. I finally realized that everyone gets a turn.
But, when was my turn? This took a while to ‘get’ and I know many of you can probably relate. While this was going on I was missing so much, right? I was focused on all the wrong things. Celebrating someone’s else’s success won’t ever dampen yours. I promise. I had to do some digging, some soul searching.
Through mentors, personal development and simply a real commitment to this, things started to shift.
I taught myself to focus on positively what do I need to learn at this moment and I also knew there was some thing I needed to still learn or experience to grow from to get me to the next rank. I focused on preparing myself for the next level instead of why wasn’t I there.
Ask yourself this question, what are you focusing on right now? What has your focus, attention and dedication?
Are you a Forward Thinker with Patience to Achieve it?
Why am I asking this or sharing this? Because I know someone out there is going through this. I know that when you see the same people cross those stages or talk on calls you aren’t happy for them despite trying to be. Shifting past these emotions takes work.
The latter part of that sentence took a lot more energy spent than the first. So I stopped spending my energy there immediately. I chose.
We are told from when we were children that patience is a virtue.
However, very few of us are ever really shown or taught how to be patient, right? Patience is not something we have or are born with (and parents know this!) Because, it is something we consciously do. Patience is like any other hard skill;
The more we practice it, the more patient we become.
I promise you, if you do what I did, you will get there as your turn is coming! Remember no one gives a RIP how long it took you to get there…just that you got there! FYI it took me 5 years to get to a top seller rank in my business even though I was already the top builder rank. And I just did it a couple months ago.
Bottomline is this …
To be successful in business we need patience. I want to share with you why this important for you and things you can do to improve on this skill. Please know I am coming from a place of doing and sharing, not pointing and telling.
6 Reasons why your Patience in Business Wins Every Time
To be successful, we need patience when it comes to building relationships, business decisions and communications. In addition, it can help serve with achievement on the strategic goals that you have set. And, we have to remain calm throughout the big and small twists, the ebbs and flows and turns that come with life.
It is only through being patient that we can truly learn from the curveballs which get thrown in our path. And, with the right support, coach or community that learning curve can shorten – significantly.
Building your Reputation, Solidifying it.
Those successful network marketers or businesses set themselves apart from the rest of the pack by mastering the skill sets which lead to success. Patience gives us grit, right? It gives us the ability to work consistently toward our goals. And when we reach our goals month after month, we build our reputation. Great reputations are developed through persevering, not giving up. Say that again.
Patience, will Improve your Tolerance
Patience increases our threshold of tolerance. And you might be smiling to yourself but gosh, tolerance is a much needed skill in our profession. It gives us the vision to expect obstacles on our path and the means to deal with them the right way. When we expect challenges, we respond with more courage, strength and optimism.
We understand that emotional discomfort is a part of any obstacle and business cycle. Therefore, we don’t add any additional struggle, bitterness or revenge to the mix. Instead, we roll up our sleeves and do the work we need to do.
Creating a Positive Team Culture
Being patient sets us up for remarkable results. The main focus and priority of any professional, leader or company should be the attitude or emotional tone of its culture. If the culture of our business is right, all of the other pieces required for success, will just happen. Developing a culture of engagement and friendships can be realized only through a patient commitment to what you are trying to achieve. We have a great blog about team culture you can find here.
Patience Allows for Freedom
When you are presenting the idea of change, your teams will process that at different paces. If you are impatient with their progression, know that you are subtly communicating to them that they are “less than.” If they know they have freedom to accept the change at their own speeds, they will be committed on a much different level. When you give this permission to those you are working with … things just fall into place. When you give yourself this same permission, it is liberating.
Greatness Takes Time
When you have patience, you can do all the things. All things that need to be done in order to create something great. You don’t avoid and put off important details. And you don’t rush through things and do them half as good as they could be done. You take your time and make sure that you address everything that that you want so that it results in something incredible. And know this, it’s worth the wait, I promise.
Patience Grows your Ability for Compassion
Being patient strengthens your ability to be compassionate. Both for yourself and compassion for others is built when you can step outside of your wants and see why patience is a critical (or a virtue ….) during times where it is required the most. When it comes to yourself; instead of beating yourself up because you are not able to do something that you want to do, you can accept that something is standing in your way and there is nothing you can do about it right now. It allows you to forgive yourself and stay the course until you are able to do something about it.
In closing, I hope that you found some value from my message today. Patience was among one of the hardest things I ever had to learn. It will take time … but, your time is coming. I believe that.
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