Hey family, how are you? I’ve done a lot of talking with people the last week, from dating as a single parent to training Kung Fu and everything in between.
The common thread I noticed is just how little patience most people have. They want and expect everything to happen now or faster than it really should.
How long till I master Wing Chun, how long till I find the one… And so on.
The reality is, it will take however long it needs to take and not a moment longer. But the timeframe isn’t always for us to know.
And some times in our own impatience we mess up the process and delay the desired outcome even more. Eek!
Patience is indeed a virtue. 🙂
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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu
As far as Kung Fu goes, here at Enter Shaolin we have a different view of the ability to master something. In Kung Fu and even in even in love, there is no end to the depths you can obtain.
While the world throws around the words mastery and mastering, the truth is there is always room for growth and improvement unless your cup has runneth over.
Even Sifu Phu and Sifu Larry are still growing, learning and refining their skills. There’s a reason Sifu Phu does not go by Master Phu. He, like the rest of us at Enter Shaolin while a teacher is also a student for life. Stay humble, stay open to learning and stop putting a cap or limit on depths you can obtain.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – Joyce Meyer
The goal you should be looking at is getting proficient but know even when you are proficient, there’s always room for more! Maybe it’s being able to do a move in a second vs. the two you did before. Or being able to handle double the pressure you once did and pull the move off smoothly.
The tweaks and refinements are endless.
So be patient and only ask, am I moving forward? Have I made progress this week, this month, this year? It’s not about the destination, but the journey along the way.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, there will be times you take steps backward, just to move forwards again. Yes, there will be obstacles. But if you look at the overall picture of your journey and enjoy the moments along the way, you will find peace in the process.
If you keep training, staying humble & staying patience, then you will get exactly where you need to be in exactly the moment you need to.
Trust the process, be diligent, give yourself some grace along the way and don’t forget to enjoy the triumphs and learn from the trials.
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9
You got this! We believe in you and we are here to cheer you along the whole way. You are not in this journey alone.
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