Have you ever wondered why you seemed to have done everything right, but do not have the results you expected? Have you ever been frustrated? Believe me, there is nothing as frustrating as doing the right things and not getting the desired results to show for it. Have you ever thrown your hands in the air in despair and confusion? Have you ever been truely tired and wondered -“Why?”, “When?”, if you have, I have some good news for you.
Why do you try so hard, doing the right things without results? Gestation period! See, every idea, every venture, every opportunity has it’s gestation period. It is not the day that you concieve that the results are seen. The universe is driven by processes, principles and laws. There is a distance between conception and delivery and it is the gestation period. I jokingly tell who cares to listen, if your ideas come to fruition in 2 weeks, then you have a mice in your hands, if it’s three months, it’s a puppy, 9 months it’s a human child. The biggest results require the longest wait. The trees that take a year or more to bear fruit, bear it all their life. Your ideas, your business, your career has a gestation period.
While in this gestation period, many feel the pains, the kick of the growing baby, the bitter experience of being percieved as different, and abort their dreams. If the gestation period is 9 months, no amount of wishing will give you a natural delivery before the time. If you abort it, you’ll have had some months of pain, and absolutely no hope of reward afterwards. Don’t give up, don’t abort your dreams, don’t quit, in a few more months, you’ll call your friends and observers to celebrate with you.
There are a number of things you can do during the gestation period. Put this into practice and expect good things in your relationships, in your career, in your business and generally in your life.
1. Add method to your madness! Sorry, if that offends you, but I have heard many times that doing the same thing over and over expecting to get a different result is insanity. This is true in many cases, but when you have a dream, you need to be resolute. You need to keep learning, remodifying and remaining consistent until your dream is birthed. Don’t get tired of doing the right things, modify your approach if you see a better method that works, learn from what doesn’t work and keep going…you’ll get your harvest if you don’t quit.
2. Retain the right attitude! I don’t know of anybody who moves forward looking back. One of the things that will keep you motivated to the end is your attitude. I understand that an attitude of gratitude helps you maintain your altitude. You can choose to see the cup as half empty or half full. You can choose to see the world crashing down on and around you or see yourself on course, not at your destination but certainly jouneying there. Be careful what you think about, cause your life might likely move in that direction. Your attitude even in normal pregnancy does affect your baby.
3. Persevere! Perseverance is patience plus consistency. Patience is a rare virtue. Few people know how to hang on. Don’t just wait, wait in your mind while you keep your hands busy. Persevere, have the attitude of waking up every morning and assuring yourself that today is the day you’ve always been prepared for. Imagine all the great people you’ve read about…they are all known to you because they continued till they got it. Can you mention the names of all the people that ever contested with Abraham lincoln to become president? Do you know the names of the 10 spies who came back with a negative report from canaan? History rewards those who persist and persevere.
4. Do all the things pregnant women do 🙂 Rest well – The law of sabath – rest or be laid to rest. Exercise – delivery requires a lot of push, prepare for it. Eat a balanced diet – you are eating for two, who you are and who you can be. Go for antenatal – Get an opportunity to hear from people who make you know you are not alone in all this. Watch out for the signs – There is a time to get going for delivery, not being prepared for this time can cost you more.
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