Today, I am here to give you some tough love. We live in a society of instant gratification. Social media platforms, amazon prime, drones, and other ways to get us whatever we want, whenever we want, has shifted our perspective.
We expect it now. We are used to instant gratification.
When we know that there is something we want, we want it immediately if not sooner. Right this moment if not quicker. We don’t have to wait for anything anymore. We don’t have to think about, plan for, or scrape away to get what we desire.
There is no waiting. We get it now.
Years ago, people would have to wait for what they want. They would have to put off getting exactly what they were looking for. Before being able to search for things online, they would have to wait for a sale to get what they wanted.
They would know what they were after and would sit and wait for prices to come down, for a great deal to come up.
Here’s the deal. In life, we expect our success to be like a flash sale. We want it to happen instantly and overnight. Like something we can buy on amazon that we can get in a couple of days, we apply the same line of thinking with success.
The reality is that there is no sale on success. It requires patience, hard work, and dedication.
Take overnight success stories. In many cases, what may seem like an instant success out of nowhere is actually the result of years, decades even, of hard work. The road to success is long, twisty, and fraught with hardship.
There comes a point in everyone’s career, business, or relationship when it looks like failure is right around the corner. When we realize that the sale we thought we had wasn’t really there.
That’s when it is time to get real. There is no sale.
When we are in the middle of the downward spiral, we have to stop and see that there is no sale. We have to embrace the reality of our situations, we have to accept where we are. We have to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and try to direct our energy toward solving the challenge at hand.
When we finally realize that there is no sale, we have to stay calm. Pause. Center ourselves. Keep moving forward.
We have to remind ourselves that challenges are part of the journey. So just like there is no sale, there is also no sold out to success. Success is available to everyone. So let’s get out there and get it!