Patience and Good Things

The saying, "Good things come to those that wait." is almost always misinterpreted.

Simplifying things can be a power ally in keeping us on course.

Or...

A destructive manifestation of self-delusion.

Taking ownership of his decisions and abandoning the lie that he was just a "big guy" allowed Chad to breakthrough.

Taking ownership of his decisions and abandoning the lie that he was just a "big guy" allowed Chad to breakthrough.

Applying popular sayings and mantras to justify our character flaws is would be the latter. 

It doesn't mean if you sit on your tail and think positively that your life is going to magically blossom. That statement is talking about patience.

Real patience.

Which is also something that a lot of people misinterpret.

Patience, by definition is, "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset." Patience is choosing to endure adversity with no loss in enthusiasm or persistence.

Patience is bad ass and a character trait of anyone who's truly great at what they do. No one ever got anywhere worth going without it.

Burgandy has patience and she has demonstrated that strength despite hurdles thrown in her way time and time again.

Burgandy has patience and she has demonstrated that strength despite hurdles thrown in her way time and time again.

Let's talk about what patience ISN'T.

Think about any big goal you have...

If you have any angst about getting from A to B, you've probably already lost. You don't have patience and you're in love with an idea.

Your "why" has to run deeper than an idea.

Trying to do everything it takes...

Day in and day out... 

To accomplish a goal...

All for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the equivalent of being in long distance relationship with someone you've never even met.

How many people are going to remain loyal to someone you've never even met when things get really hard? If you want a successful relationship/marriage, you have to KNOW your significant other.

You can't marry a goal. But you can marry your daily process.

Aubrey is married to her process. So much so that I have to push her to set goals. She just keeps her head down and puts in the work.

Aubrey is married to her process. So much so that I have to push her to set goals. She just keeps her head down and puts in the work.

What most people also don't get is that success isn't a mythical finish line.

“Success isn't owned. It's leased, and rent is due every single day.” -JJ Watt

Goals are overrated.

Yes, goals can serve as a good compass but they're just a tool. They're only a by product of your process.

Edgar is always setting new goals. But that's not how he lost 75 pounds and started winning Functional Fitness competitions. Edgar LOVES to put in work in any and all of it's forms.

Edgar is always setting new goals. But that's not how he lost 75 pounds and started winning Functional Fitness competitions. Edgar LOVES to put in work in any and all of it's forms.

Want to win?

You gotta teach yourself to love eating DIRT. If your process isn't your daily reward for putting in the work, you're all but certain to end up right where most people do:

Average.

Kristyn used to think she was average. Kristyn thought abs just weren't in the cards for her. She's anything but average.

Kristyn used to think she was average. Kristyn thought abs just weren't in the cards for her. She's anything but average.

"Good things come to those who wait" means that if you're busting your butt, doing everything right, for the right reasons, and not making progress... but you choose to keep doing it anyway...

Good things will come.

If you learn to LOVE and LIVE for the work, you'll have more results, money, and accomplishments then you even know what to do with.

David Barnett