The Waiting is the Hardest Part…
Patience, the waiting phase of the process, is perhaps the most difficult of the steps. As defined, it is the ability to tolerate delay without upset. This can seem difficult in today’s world as our expectations for gratification have changed. Think about all the ways our world is faster today:
- Communication is so much more instant than it was twenty years ago. Email was the norm in the 1990s, and now that’s not fast enough. We expect an immediate respon
- Our use of texting to instantly communicate.
- Instagram allows us to share pictures immediately with the entire world.
- We use to have to wait for movies to come to TV, now Netflix allows us to watch them on demand.
The key, I have found, to making patience more tolerable is to know with certainty that you will receive the object you are seeking.
Patience is a Critical Part of Career Advancement
As I describe in The Prosperity Promise, I have waited from two days to years to obtain an item or a non-material event such as attending graduate school. A recent example, not contained in the book, will illustrate this. I’m a professor of reading and, as another aspect of teaching, I have been involved in trainings through the Department of Education since 2008. As such, I have received training from national presenters. I have been fascinated by the idea of traveling around the country, and I always spoke to the presenters so I could find out how to pursue such a position. After each training, I talked to the presenter, pursued it a bit, waited, talked to the next presenter, pursued it a bit more, waited, etc. This past summer, I talked to the presenter, waited, and received an email within a few weeks proposing an in-state session I could present and then an out-of-state session a month later. The Law of Attraction is always at work. When it comes to career advancement, patience is important lest it give way to despair.
Tips for Patience in Career Advancement
- Be persistent but not overbearing.
- Work on your skill set to prepare you for the next level.
- Look at the people in positions above you. How did they go about advancing their careers?
- Don’t let despair cause you to self-sabotage.
In The Prosperity Promise, I give specific steps that will enable you to achieve career advancement.
What Worked for Me Will Work for You
You can receive anything you want. You just have to be patient, and that is not always easy! In fact, it is the most difficult part of the process in my opinion. I have gotten fairly proficient at waiting, because I know, without doubt, I will receive what I have requested. In this example, I did not think about being a national presenter day-after-day, but it was still within my long-term memory and every time I received training—usually one per year—this triggered my long-term memory and brought it to the forefront of my consciousness. I did not panic that I would not receive this position, I did not fear being rejected. I simply keep this thought incubating in my mind for five years. And now, my aspiration of being a national presenter, has been realized due to my patience. Try it and you, too, will receive anything you want!