i’m an impatient being. it’s one of my personality flaws. if i want something, i want it now – no waiting is acceptable.
in sweden we have a saying – one who waits for something good, never waits too long. i’ve always found that to be bullshit. if you wait for something good, you always wait too long.
my impatience gets especially noticeable when it comes to things that require developing. learning a new language, growing your own veggies, building a strong body at the gym. there are no shortcuts here. and here i am, maybe the biggest fan of shortcuts that ever lived.
in both my work and personal life, there are a number of those instances – things that require time to develop. i get bored with them. and chances are i’ll quit before long, once i realise that progress is slower than expected.
to my own surprise though, i’ve recently started to notice that i’m slowly getting better at handling the slowness of things. don’t know why that is, but i’m suspecting that it has to do with me being ever more content with where i’m at for each year that passes.
the other week, when i was getting impatient for one reason or another, a weird phrase just popped into my mind from nowhere – trust the process bro.
i have no idea where it came from, it felt very uncharacteristic for me. especially using the word bro. but hey, there’s a first time for everything !
ever since then, the phrase keeps popping up. i hear it all the time. kind of like when you get stuck on a song or a melody, you know? you can’t stop unconsciously humming it, try as you might. I’m now walking around humming to myself to trust the process. bro.
i must have read or heard or accidentally stumbled upon this sentence somewhere. and it must have somehow gotten stuck. whenever i get impatient or stressed out though, it pops up again. and it strangely enough calms the fuck out of me. i snicker, and take a breath, and feel good about just that – being in a process. of learning to stick it out for the long-run. of trusting in my own capability and perseverance.
now, i think i might appreciate that swedish saying a little bit better. not because the thing you wait for is so good that it’s worth the wait. but because the wait in itself isn’t always all that bad. if we’re lucky, it’s filled with progress, anticipation, dreams, and that tingling sense of eagerness.
so i intend to enjoy the actual sense of progress, anticipation, and striking expectations.
and of course, as much as i can, to trust the process.
love // jenny
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