It’s Friday evening, and instead of meeting up with friends at a happy hour spot, I am sitting at my home office desk, surrounded by paper scraps and journal making materials, listening to YouTube videos on my phone about generating multiple streams of income, positive thinking, and other motivational topics, as I type this.
On occasion, I go through phases of learning, waiting, and working. The working phase mostly consists of me creating something exciting.
I’ve been trying to work on my patience. Before, the issue was that there was still more that I needed to learn in order to move forward. Now, the “issue” is timing. I have the knowledge I need to get where I’m going, but I have to be patient as I work through the process. It’s a great problem to have.
A woman doesn’t find out she’s pregnant and head straight to the hospital to deliver her baby. Instead, she starts preparing her body, her home, and her loved ones for the timely arrival of the newborn. My problem is that there is no known appointed time to expect what is to come. We know it takes 9 months for a baby to bake in a womb, but what is the time it takes for a dream to come true?
This is the boring phase. This is the waiting phase. I’m doing what I’m supposed to do to get the results I want, and I’m spending my time learning more things too.
The above excerpt is from a journal entry I wrote in the process of figuring things out surrounding my purpose. I hated the phases where nothing seemed to happen. I love movement, progress. I felt the best when I was doing something. The problem with that is waiting is a part of the purpose process.
2 Essential Qualities Every Purpose-Driven Person Must Have
To be a person who is On Purpose, you have to adhere to a few unwritten rules. Those rules are really experiences that happen naturally. You just have to learn to embrace them.
As you work to operate in your purpose, you will find that there are times when you need to pause action to educate yourself. This is not to frustrate you or to keep you from being in service.
Instead, your education period is to grow you into the newer, more efficient version of yourself. Education will ensure that you are equipped with the tools you need to go even further and to handle more on your journey.
You may have heard it said so many times that it has become a cliche: “Patience is a virtue.”
Not only is this statement true, it is something you should learn to live by. Patience is a necessary quality to possess when operating in purpose. You will not always need to push forward. Sometimes, you may need to sit still and wait for the work you have already done to garner results.
It is important that you employ these two purpose essentials, when operating in purpose. To be a purpose person means that you have done your inner work and are able to handle all phases of the purpose process.
Learn to love every stage. This is a lifelong journey, and not a destination that you are racing to reach.
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