PURPOSE

The 3Ps to Help You Trust the Process More by Giving You a Competitive Advantage

Gear up for one more mile when everyone around you quits.

Photo by Maja Kochanowska on Unsplash

If you’re patient in the world of instant gratification, you’re already outpacing the majority who surrender to their temptation by falling for short term hacks.

I’ve learned the perils of instant gratification the hard way in my fitness and writing streak.

Since you already know how addictive and harmful temptations can be, I’ll dive straight into how the three traits I’m going to mention will help you appreciate the benefits of trusting the process even more.

#1. Persistence

The power of stories we tell ourselves has a massive impact on how we navigate life.

To kickstart your career, thrive in a relationship or transform your lifestyle, you’ll suck real bad at the start.

You’ll smooch rock bottom more times than you can recall. You’ll even want to quit when you see people on social media having the time of their lives.

The way to adopt persistence is to start with positive self-talk. The power of stories we tell ourselves has a massive impact on how we navigate life.

To follow persistence in any lifelong pursuit, e.g., writing, I take an observer stance whenever life shoots me down.

I console myself the situation is temporary. I take a short break — like walking without my phone — and come back with a refreshed mind.

#2. Practice

Practice is not underrated. It is under-utilised. It’s tough because it wants you to jump in the ocean to fetch a giant tuna to have a tasty meal.

But what if you’re not a swimmer and fish is the only available food source.

When practice becomes your only option to move ahead in life, you’re bound to follow it.

But even if we prefer learning from experience without any pre-emptive advice, we’re already getting new perspectives along the way, expanding our knowledge base and becoming wiser than the remaining competition.

#3. Patience

I couldn’t end without saying how patience is a distinguishing trait in our generation.

Stop feeding your insecurities with one-click solutions on the internet. I learned patience the hard way when instant gratification became an addiction, and I ended up with a single-digit bank balance for three consecutive months.

Since my worst financial hell, I sense if the decision I’m making comes from a desire for quick gains or I have given a serious thought before taking the plunge.

Closing thoughts

I’m about to finish my challenge of 300 blogs. I’ve crossed the #day270 checkpoint, and if there is one lesson that I would die to tell you, it would be:

Stay persistent like a mountain when all odds are against you.

  1. Persistence means riding the challenging waves like a warrior.
  2. Practice means getting the relevant experience to become an outstanding achiever and crush your goals.
  3. Patience means trusting the process because — ultimately — time is your deadliest weapon in the fast-changing world enamoured by instant gratification. If you’re ahead of time, you’re ahead in life.

Cheers!

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Sanjeev is a writer, mentor and recovering shopaholic from India. He writes about lifelong learning, personal growth, and positive psychology. When he’s not busy with his muse, he’s sweating either in a workout or emulating outdoor games in his home because of the pandemic. He also chronicles his writing and fitness journey on Instagram. Twitter is his mini-brain.

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Sanjeev Yadav

Sanjeev Yadav

Writer • Mentor • Recovering Shopaholic • IITR 2019 • ✍🏼 Personal Growth, Positive Psychology & Lifelong Learning• IG: sanjeevai • List: sanjeevai.ck.page