We're all creatures of impatience.
We want what we want now. It's just how we're made.
So at the gym this morning, I turned to my girlfriend and said, "It's gonna happen, right?" And she turned to me and spoke the truth, "If you stay the course, absolutely. It's just a painfully slow process." And, she's right.
For most anything in life, we just have to be willing to put the time in and to wait. Typically its when we decide that we want to outrun the clock that we get messy. We cut corners. The quality of our work suffers.
I know that I'll reap what I sow. I'm just trying to figure out how to enjoy the journey, particularly when I can so clearly see the goal. I know what she looks like. I know what she feels like. I know who she is.
And, so I'll continue to hearken back to the prayer I say each morning as the alarm goes off at 4:30am...please give me the strength to be patient and to believe in me.