I recently read this quote and I thought it was simple yet brilliant. It made me realize, why would I want everything to happen all at once?
It’s easy to want everything all at once and it’s something I catch myself doing often. When it comes to my creative career, time feels so elusive. Working for myself means it’s all about self-motivation. I set deadlines (often overly ambitious ones) and then I’ll get disappointed with myself if I haven’t met those goals in time. It’s really because I want them all at once. I have a hard time accepting the fact that things take time. Yet I realize that if I want to live a balanced and happy life along the way, I need to have patience with myself and remember that I am doing the best I can, just like everyone else.
I’m struggling with this while working on my rebranding/redesign of this site. I just want it to be done (now!) with all of my new ideas implemented (I seriously cannot wait for it to come together and to show you all! I’m working on the header/logo now…) so I can keep focusing on my content. However, since I’m teaching myself the entire process (graphic design/web design), and keeping up original blog content, I need to accept that the process will take time. And that’s normal. Patience, although it can be difficult, is key.
Work hard and have patience. That’s my new motto. And remember,
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.” -Albert Einstein