Be Patient, Change Takes Time
By Annie Berryhill
Oh how we want the changes we make to show and how hard it is to wait! Whether we are active in Crossfit and in pursuit some sort of PR (personal record), or a mom who wants to be more patient with her kids, or an anyone earnestly seeking to accomplish a goal, sometimes it feel like it take FOREVER to get there.
I remember at a particularly tough patch in raising my kids, I told someone that I was praying for Patience. She reacted strangely by saying " Oh, you don't want to pray for patience because patience only comes through trials!" Yikes…and trials it was for me!
Here are a few strategies that for you to hold onto when your patience for personal progress is tested.
1. One step at a time AKA- Rome wasn't built in a day/ You can only eat a pizza a bite at a time/The journey of a million miles begins with a single step.
Even though your goal may seem so impossibly far away,
just by taking small actions over time, you move closer
2. Be kind to yourself
Often our harshest critics are our own thoughts. Sometimes we say things to ourselves that we would PUNCH someone else for saying to us.
Knock it off!
3. Tell someone else what you want and why. Give THEM reports of your progress.
We all are guilty of living with our own heads stuffed up our own backsides sometimes and not seeing things as they truly are. Get a fresh perspective by asking a trusted friend to tell you like it really is. It may be different than what you think…and better!
Patience with change is one of the hardest things to endure. Just when you have been patient enough to see one thing through to completion, another challenge comes along. Maybe you are challenged by multiple things as once…go back through #1, #2, #3.
Change will happen whether it is in your fitness training, your marriage, parenting, finances or anything really.
Just practice patience with a plan and you will get there!
Let me be your partner in the pursuit of your goals!
You are DESIGNED to live
LEAN – STRONG – HEALTHY!
Anne (Annie) Berryhill is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Perfomance Coach, Crossfit Athlete and competitor who owns and operates OC Fitness Revival in Orange County, CA. Services include personal and group training, nutrition classes and counseling, Chava Chocolate for Athletes , all to help people to make the most out of what they've got.
(949) 280-3407 Anne@AnneBerryhill.com