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You Must Give it Time
When we encounter discomfort or obstacles, too often we think too much in the moment when simply more time can change our perspective.
We want it now.
It doesn’t matter what it is - information, wealth, happiness, security - but we don’t want to wait for it. Instant gratification permeates our culture.
But do we give things enough time before we bail?
We have to learn that life is a process and that not everything is going our way initially. Things take time to develop, like a relationship.
There’s uncertainty at first. Fear at first. An aloofness at first.
Then things can smooth out, or they don’t. We need to give everything in our lives more time.
Give that relationship a bit longer to develop.
Defer gratification and save rather than spend.
Give the job some more time before declaring you’re looking again.
The net result will be better outcomes for you and those around you. Not always, but most of the time, it will.
Giving things more time means possible discomfort, pain and sacrifice. Most times, it’s worth it.
Give it time.