“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.”– Ziad K. Abdelnour
Have you ever created a picture in your mind of how you wanted your life to look? Is your life currently anything like what you pictured? Sometimes you can’t always see the full picture of what you are believing to see happen, while you’re in the process of creating it. But you must be able to hold the vision and trust the process in order to see your vision accomplished. Remember that great things take time.
What’s one of the biggest things you’ve accomplished? How long did it take you to accomplish it? I remember my first year of college, envisioning what the next four years would look like. The process I envisioned looked smooth and easy. My goal was to study as much as possible and do all that I could to make the vision happen. Although it was easy in my mind that wasn’t the reality of how the process happened. I went through sleepless nights not understanding some of the information I had to learn, changing majors and colleges, and trying to figure out how to balance personal life and school. The process was really messy and nothing like I pictured.
Creating the vision was the easy and fun part of the journey because it gave me the opportunity to really dream and visualize what I wanted to see. The hard part was the execution of the vision. The execution requires hard work, consistency, determination, faith and the ability to stay focused on the vision. Sometimes your vision doesn’t always happen the way you expect it to. Instead of allowing it to discourage you look at it as an opportunity for greater growth, continue to put in the work and trust that in the right timing things will fall into place. One of the great things about the process is that it not only prepares you but it teaches you a lot about the destination. The process is where the greatest transformation takes place and your appreciation for the destination becomes bigger than you can imagine.
“Be stubborn about your vision and flexible in your approach.” That’s not only for the big goals in life but also for the small daily goals and routines. Have you ever created a schedule for your day or week and it didn’t go as planned? It’s easy to become frustrated when things aren’t going as planned but you must remind yourself that small consistent steps everyday adds up.
I remember when I first started my health journey a few years ago. I had a vision of what I wanted to see and I starting making changes but overtime I wasn’t getting the results I wanted to see and the journey really looked discouraging. I started to give up on the process. Towards the end of 2020 I realized that if I really wanted to execute the vision I needed to be flexible in my approach and change things up. I knew that if I really wanted to make things better for the next year and really move forward I had to clearly define the vision and figure out a better plan to help me execute the vision. From the beginning of my health journey these are some things I have learned about vision and flexibility.
How to be flexible and execute the vision:
1.) Don’t allow the temporary results to cloud your vision
Just because you don’t see the results that you want right now, it doesn’t mean that you won’t see them. Life is always changing. As you keep working the process and making the needed changes trust that the results will come.
2.) Be flexible in your approach change things up
When you discover that something is not working, change it. Don’t continue to repeat the same behaviors and habits if you know they are not working. Take time to discover and find what works.
3.) Keep working on it until you get the desired results
Keep putting in the work! The only way to get results is if you keep working at it. Make daily goals to help you stay on track.
The last few years, I was so determined to execute on my health goal. I planned for it and I accomplished it and my life changed so much for the better. I’ve come so far and have seen amazing results because I was flexible and recognized that I needed to change. Getting on a workout and meal plan and making time every week to make sure I execute on workouts has helped me so much. This process and the results I am currently seeing didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of time, hard work and consistency.
Looking back, creating a vision for this health goal was easy, it’s the executing and making adjustments that have been difficult. Although it’s hard work and sometimes frustrating I’ve had to remind myself that small steps everyday and consistency adds up. The important thing is to keep the vision of what I desire to see and be flexible in my approach until I discover what works best for me. It’s not always easy to see the full picture while you are creating it but you have to trust that as you are putting in the work and working the plan that in due time and season what you are expecting will happen.
Holding the vision and trusting the process is hard work but it’s not impossible. The things I believed helps me the most when it comes to accomplishing anything I desire is being intentional everyday with my routine, working hard and trusting that as I stay consistent things will happen. I hope this encourages you to keep going. “Just because you don’t see things happening yet, doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.” Stay focused, keep woking, and trusting the process. Thanks for reading.
What are you believing to see happen in this season of your life? How are you preparing and working the process? I would love to hear about your journey. Leave me a comment below.