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I used to think I was a patient person. I could work with kids of all kinds and never loose my cool. Then I had kids….I am not the most patient with kids who I am around all day every day. But you know who else I’ve never been patient with? Me.
I have understanding and time to let others grow and learn. Myself? I want to be good at whatever the skill is right now. That’s the perfectionist coming out.
Recently, I started feeding cattle on our family operation. Mind, this in not a new job to me. I spent one summer feeding cattle in a large feedlot about 9 years ago. And I was accurate and good at it. Now I am working with older equipment and a wagon instead of a truck, but I started slow! Like it took almost 3 hours to load, mix and feed one load. Yes the wagon takes a long time to mix, but most of that was operator.
As I was slowly loading, careful to not break anything, I caught myself comparing. Comparing to my husband, the normal feeder, and my 9 years ago self. Then I was making excuses, for why I was so slow. And then I stopped myself, after owning to my husband that the load was not very accurate. He told me “it’s ok. It’s your first load”.
I was starting to get frustrated I wasn’t faster. Then it dawned on me. You can’t compare yourself. You must be patient with the learning process. When I first started feeding, I was slow too. And then a week went by and I was faster.
It was a good check for me on what else am I not being patient within the journey? Then it dawned on me I am not patient with myself at all. My gut healing, nope. Want it faster. The growing business? Nope, wanted that going a year ago. The meat business? Nope, want the market, and supply now. My own rediscovering who I am? Absolutely not. I want to know now.
The truth is, if we don’t slow down and be patient with ourselves in the journey, we miss the valuable lessons to be learned. Growth happens in the journey, not the destination.
Stop comparing yourself to others journey. Be patient in your own journey and growth. You will bloom when you are ready and not before. Keep moving forward one step at a time.
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