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Patience with Progress

"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself." ~ St. Francis de Sales

How patient are you with your progress? It can be easy to get caught up in a goal-driven focus. While this is admirable and often effective, sometimes too high of expectations can turn into a "get it done" situation where we are caught up in the busyness of our work and life and notice our days are transactional. This can lead to feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, exhausted, and unfulfilled.

Why do we get impatient with our progress? There can be many reasons, such as wanting to change jobs or receive a promotion, get more sales or clients, break a bad habit, or lose weight. When we set out to achieve the goal we strive for we expect to have results - fast.

Whether it is your work goals, wellness, or personal intentions, it can feel frustrating when you are not seeing quick results or fast progress.

What can we do to become more patient with our progress? To progress we can take things day by day. Trusting the process, having patience along the way, and letting go of perfection allow us to honor the journey while we are in our progression phase. Here are a few tips:

  • One thing we can do is, try breaking long-term goals into smaller milestones. This can be supportive and you are more likely to achieve them. This sense of progress will help you improve your long-term patience. Also, adopt some grace and flexibility.

  • Awareness: how are you feeling along the way? Physically, mentally, and emotionally. Where are you putting too much pressure on yourself? What expectations have you set too high? How would you feel if you were to let go of perfection?

  • Acknowledge the changes or improvements and celebrate them. Keep a journal that you can refer back to and remind yourself how far you've come. Journal at the end of each week and reflect on how you did. What worked well? What didn't work well? What tweak would make it better? What progress, big or small, did you make?

I am here to provide guidance, support, and encouragement. Contact me if you would like to schedule a coaching session. Read more about my coaching packages Self-Discovery and Empowerment Program. Get motivation for your wellness goals and personal intentions through my Motivational Wellness and Life Coaching Package. Breakthrough obstacles and gain clarity with a single powerful coaching call with my Empowerment Coaching Session.

I Believe in You and Your Progress!

~ Coach Nancy

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