It’s Monday Morning…….what, no round of applause? I know I know, I feel it too. In fact it’s a Monday morning that appears to have placed a slump onto everyone. But, we cannot let Monday get the best of us. We must ‘rise above’ (…hopefully that is convincing enough).
Someone asked me this past week if doing Motivational Monday was hard. Is it difficult to think of topics to write about? Do I struggle pushing positivity onto others when I myself am in a funk? The answer to these questions is yes. There are definitely weeks that I spend hours dwelling on a topic to write about. There are weeks where I think ‘damn, I wish someone would write me a Motivational Monday just to inspire me to write mine this week.’ That is life. It is filled with moments just like these: moments of doubt and struggle. However, I have found that it is in these very moments that I open the computer, place my hands on the keyboard, and just start typing. Before I know it, there is a Motivational Monday feature sitting in front of me.
Speaking of flaws, I have a few (as we all do) and it is one of my biggest flaws that has inspired me for this Monday morning rant: patience. Well in my case, the lack there of. It is interesting that I own such a small amount of this virtue considering that both of my parents hold the title for the most patient people on Earth. I can’t remember a time where I allowed myself to be calm and patient about life. You would think that I was in a dire rush, desperate for the next thing, and taking my very last breath the way I react to even the smallest event. People taking forever to pick out their toppings at Chipotle, the person who pauses 6 seconds too long at a stop sign, and the girl who should be ringing me up, but instead is talking to her co-worker. These moments extract a sense of anxiety and pull a rush of irritation so strong from me, it is quite terrifying. I mean, if a retail worker gets that sort of reaction from me, what about real life situations?
As you may know from previous posts, I am craving a change. Not just a ‘maybe I’ll buy a new car’ change, but an actual life altering change. The problem is, I can feel myself slipping into a deep dark impatient territory. I want the change and I want it now. Knowing the problem that I have with patience I am determined to find inspiration and encouragement around me. Quotes, like the one above, help me remember that just because what I want has not happened, does not mean that I should give up. I shouldn’t throw my hands in the air and storm into a corner red-eyed. What I need to do is keep the want in the back of my mind and will to achieve it in the front. I need to remember that if what I want is so great, it will take time.Pin It