Do you ever find yourself setting goals and then expecting to meet them right away? I have a tendency to want to see immediate results. I want to work hard and then see my hard work pay off right away.
This is obviously a terrible mindset to have and not at all realistic. Things do not happen or change over night, so patience is key. In reality, I think that goals are really meant to help teach us patience.
Goals are a way of looking into the future and working to attain something that you cannot have or do right now. While the world is constantly evolving and moving from one thing to the next, goals help keep us grounded. It reminds us that despite the world changing, those changes happened over the course of many years.
So, the next time you find yourself wishing for quick results, remember the point of your goals. Take a deep breath and embrace the process. Not only will you feel better, but you will likely work even harder to meet said goals.