Michelangelo once said, “Genius is eternal patience.”
The more time I spend on actually living, the more I realize how much patience and constant daily investments of time and effort into the future matter. These investments are acted out in the present, but they are creating the foundation for building a better tomorrow. I have no regrets in living this way at all, as I know that one day, as those grains of sand pile up, I will have built myself an entire castle.
I never used to do this. I dreamt of tomorrow but failed to act today. I would envision something fantastic but refuse to actually go out and build it.
Fear. Fear owned me. It ate me up. It took those grand visions and put a pit into my stomach. So I cowered. Cowered my way into the dark in fear.
That man doesn’t exist in my life anymore.
I realize that all these years of getting the clay moving are really starting to pay off.
I started slow but as time went on, I’ve begun to speed up and take things to an entirely new level. It’s amazing how your life can just turn around when you put your mind to something. Sure you want it to happen faster than it actually is, but the fact of the matter is that you have to have patience.
Patience is the name of the game when you are trying to morph and change your life.
Invest into yourself every single day.
Don’t let a day go by where you haven’t received some interesting tidbit or some type of value that can help you move forward confidently into the next day.
Always get something from the day.
Over time, you will grow like crazy.
– Evan Sanders, The Better Man Project