In almost every single motivational quote I’ve seen, the phrase “Good things come to those who wait,” is often misconstrued. They leave the “those who wait” part out and replace it with “who work their asses off and never give up.” They leave out the “those who wait on the Lord,” part altogether.
Now, don’t get me wrong, you have to put in the work for sure. Nothing comes without work. But, what they fail to realize is that the phrase is about patience. It was never about sitting on the couch and waiting for a blessing to fall out of the sky, it’s about patience. It’s about not rushing into anything and going after everything that glitters and shines. Everything is not meant for you and some things are not meant for you at this time. The elevator is closed, you have to take the stairs.
It’s about virtue and self worth. In no way should you sell yourself short in any business dealings or relationships. In no way should you sell your soul to get ahead. It’s about knowing your worth. It’s about loving yourself. Both of these virtues takes time.
Trust in the process. We often run around like a chicken with its head cut off when things don’t work out as planned. We get frustrated and pace back and forth trying to come up with a solution. We try to force situations to happen which in turn creates more chaos and more frustration. When something doesn’t work out, take a step back and restrategize. Learn from your mistakes. Trust that everything will not fall into place as planned. Sometimes God reroutes you to a different path, plan, or person. Sometimes you have to go to plan B thru Z. Sometimes failure leads you to a better place and opens up other opportunities. Trust the process. Be willing to be flexible on how to get to your dreams but never give up on them.
Most importantly, trust God. Pray before making decisions. Accept that when God says no that there is something better ahead. Accept that every person you meet and work with in business or in life is for a reason. If it’s a good experience then great. When it’s a bad experience it’s a life lesson. Trust that God will never leave you in a dry place. You are never on your own. Each step with God is progress and spiritual growth.
Good things come to those who are patient. Good things come to those who are willing to grow through each stage of their life. Good things come to those who know their worth and love themselves enough to not sell their souls to the highest bidder. Good things come to those who wait on the Lord. Good things come to those who work their asses off, yes, but not without patience. Otherwise you’re just working yourself to death.