DAY EIGHT: PATIENCE IN THE PROCESS“I don’t want you to be overwhelmed,” Yalden said. “Remember: This is about one goal, one task. It’s about that one decision – so today you are going to think to yourself, ‘I am going to be patient.’” Jeff has long believed “overnight success” takes between 15 and 20 years to achieve. “One of the problems is that many of us have a sense of entitlement, thinking the world maybe owes us something. The world owes you nothing. Your mom and dad don’t owe you anything other than maybe shelter, food, covers – and hopefully unconditional love. But I know many people who don’t even have that.” We need to create our own success and our own opportunities – and the results can be far from immediate, according to Jeff. “The little things we do today – over and over – become bigger and stronger and more fulfilling later. You don’t show up at work on a Monday and get paid so you go work Monday through Friday. You work Monday through Friday. You get paid hopefully the end of the week – but most likely the next Friday.” Be patient. Work the program. “That’s one of the biggest things. You have to work it every single day,” he said. “I don’t want you to give up when you are getting frustrated or getting tired. I want you to continue. Remember: It’s patience in the process – but it’s also progress every single day.” Be better be better today than you were yesterday. Be better tomorrow than you were today. Make progress every day. Jeff often talks about a three-point process when it comes to patience.
- Self-Value: Believe that you can achieve whatever you are going for.
- Attitude: A little thing that makes a big difference.
- Choices: It takes 2 seconds to make a bad choice and some 30 years to make up for that bad choice. Make the right choices every day.