Do you ever get frustrated that things aren’t happening fast enough? You are taking all the steps and not seeing the results?
Both in business and life, I’ve discovered something. There’s a journey of strengthening that you seldom get to skip.
And impatience can show you where your mind is pulling you ahead of your progress and inner alignment.
My journey from Couch to 10K is modelling this beautifully for me. (Hear me out even if you aren’t a runner.)
When I started using the app, the first week was super easy for me. 5 minute warm-up, run 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds and repeat several times. Then 5 minute cool-down.
My mind wasn’t convinced. Impatiently, I was scrolling to weeks 2, 3 and 4 to see if I could skip ahead. These easy intervals felt like a waste of time. After all, I love bold leaps. Heck, I created The Money Leap Report!
I see this in business too, especially with new entrepreneurs. A few years back, a potential client said she wanted to make $250,000. She was making $20,000. I said, “Awesome, I love your enthusiasm. Let’s get you to $50,000 first. Then $100,000. Then multi hundred-thousands after that.”
Why? Because the entrepreneur making $20,000 annually is operating differently than the one making $200,000 or $2 million.
Skipping steps seldom works when you are laying the foundation for a new path.
There are things you need to learn, strengthen and integrate that you miss when you skip steps. That’s why babies crawl before they walk. And before they crawl, babies are rolling around, pushing themselves up, and holding their heads high. They are building coordination and muscle strength and memory. They are also building inner confidence.
For those of us who see possibilities and are flooded with ideas, one of the hardest things to do is that very grounded discipline of step by step implementation. And yet, it’s what we most need to realize our Highest Potential.
Now that I’m in week 9 of this Couch to 10K program, my running intervals have increased dramatically. I’m so grateful for those earlier weeks that strengthened my legs and lungs. They gave me the knowing I can do the next run! I sometimes go back and repeat an easy run just to show myself how far I’ve come. (Mindset is everything!)
Had I skipped ahead, I probably would have quit because, all of a sudden, it got too difficult and I wasn’t prepared.
The strengthening isn’t just at the physical level – but also the spiritual level.
Consider this wisdom from Angelic Messenger Cards by Meredith L. Young-Sowers:
“When you are impatient, you are expressing the ordinary mind’s desire to override and shortcut the essential spiritual change and growth process under way within your spirit. Your normal mind tells you not to bother waiting, that you are ready for whatever it is you want right now. If this were so, then you would have done that very thing already, or would be doing it this moment. If the goal you want is still outside your reach, then consider that it is also outside of your realization…. Nature is never hurried; it responds to the cycles that build, one from the next, as each has fulfilled its opportunity for growth.”
MY SOULBIZ ADVICE TO YOU:
Don’t skip steps on the path to success. If something isn’t happening in the timeframe you’d like, ask yourself, “What transformation may be taking place on the inside that I can’t yet see?”
Impatience may indeed be your Spiritual Teacher inviting you to connect within.
Keep aligning your intention, energy and actions. Be consistent as you allow your body, mind and spirit to strengthen in complete union. That’s when you are most powerful and will see your biggest strides.
And if you need help, reach out! I’m a Clarity Call away.
Supporting Your Abundant Success,