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How Patience and Persistence Helps You

Let’s talk about how patience helps you. And how persistence can help too. In July 2015 I wrote a post about aspirations and happiness. I said it then and I still believe now it now more than ever. You may wonder what I’m referring to… and that’s patience and persistence. These are two of the things which are key to maintaining happiness. And holding onto that happiness can lead to a happy future.

Since then, I’ve been down but I got back up again. Living in a frequent shadow of fear. Not feeling my worth. Worrying what if… it was all part of the experience. I went through a stage where I felt worthless, especially when I was unemployed for longer than expected. But these things go to show us that life isn’t always what you expect it to be like.

The persistence side

I used to dread being asked the question, ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ I don’t know do I?! Nevertheless I remembered the importance of persistence. Today I know where I see myself. Maybe it’s not exact but what I imagine the future to be like is close enough for now.

I (hope) to see a woman who’s more confident than she’s ever been. A woman who continues to follow everything that she believes in. She travels so far down the path, she finally can’t believe how far she’s come. I’ll see that while some fly or run, others walk. That’s exactly how I see it.

There’s nothing stopping me from flying but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it just takes longer for you. You’ll have your time. And when it happens you’ll really know. I think I’m experiencing mine with a great organisation. I’ve embarked on a wonderful journey. New people who have opened new perceptions and new horizons. All I want to do is progress further on this journey and continue to learn new things.

Patience has helped me to see things differently

It’s helped me to find myself; a more relaxed version of me. A young woman who doesn’t worry about looking flawless for work. You know why? She wants to work. It’s more about being happy with the environment and then everything else follows.

When you’re happy, truly happy, it affects everything. The same goes for when you’re feeling down. You either send yourself into a downfall dungeon or to the highest of happy. And sometimes, you can feel like you’re in between.

Mum always tells me to walk, hold my head up high and breathe. I really do recommend this. Once you walk and look forward, you’re bettering your inner health as well as the outer perspectives of what surrounds you.

Now put persistence and patience together

The importance of keeping your persistence and patience that I mentioned last time really does pay off. Some of the best things happen when you least expect them to. Especially when you feel a lower sense of faith in yourself. Take this morning for instance, I woke up to an email to say I’m on Feedspot’s Top 100 UK Lifestyle Blogs.

It’s down to you to have more faith in yourself. Where do you want your future to take you? List 3 things and set yourself a goal. I know that you can do at least one of things. The biggest lesson that I’ve learnt in the past two years is to be myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I am comfortable within myself. I’m still working on some parts. But that’s one of the things on my list of things to achieve.

Throughout it all, no matter what challenges arise, I know what my forever is. It’s Danny. It helps me to keep believing in patience and persistence.

Let’s Talk Perfection, Dreams, and Challenges

We all have dreams. No one on this earth knows how to always have it all together, even if it seems like they do. Of course, there will be times when there are people who are more confident, seem very sure about a situation, feel ready etc. when deep down, life can throw anything at us. It’s more about how we respond.

Likewise, beauty is a term which everyone sees differently. Our perceptions are what make the world the place that it is. Less judgemental gestures and enjoying life is what I believe in. Remember that you deserve to be happy despite any flaws and faults.

We may fall of track but remember to find yourself but don’t lose yourself.

No dream is too big

You can dream as big as you want. You can aspire to whatever you want to be. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t mean you failed. It shows that you have the strength and determination to live to the full, and your thoughts are full of colour and creativity.

Take it from someone who’s been knocked down – you will get to where you want to be. You might have imagined it differently – perhaps not the exact people or place, but you’ll realise where your happiness lies.

Even when you’ve jumped massive leap, don’t stop dreaming. I’ll always think of new things I can attain. Having goals helps me look forward to the future, rather than being the less courageous person I used to be.

Don’t let a challenge weaken you

Do you think there’s an obstacle in your life right now? Think again… you can fly higher than you think and you can run longer than you think.

By this I mean, opportunities are always available and there are always different ways to approach a challenging situation; if you carry on, whether you finish first or last, it doesn’t matter. It’s the fact that you want to be a part of the world that participates to grow stronger.

Some challenges can keep us on our toes.

A little something to add – we all live in this world together. A little smile along with a few kind gestures can go a long way.

7 Things I’ve Never Done but Possibly Will One Day

I love spontaneity. Sometimes I like the idea of doing one thing, but much prefer the fantasy of it in my mind rather than it actually happening because I’m probably, let’s say, too scared. But that’s what part of life is about right, facing your fears? For some things at least. Maybe one day that will be the case for some of the activities listed below.