I knew that in order for me to be responsible with our family’s money, I couldn’t just take myself on epic shopping sprees and buy whatever the hell I wanted. I needed to be very patient and wait until the time was right. I needed to train my impulses and control my desires and realize that although we are living in an age of abundance where everything we could ever want is literally just a click and a swipe away, some things are simply not that easy. Anything that is ever really "worth it" will require massive, COLOSSAL amounts of patience and force us to dig deep down into our core and figure out if we are truly willing to scrape up the persistence and patience required to achieve our goals.
For me, the journey to become my own boss had no shortcut. I once read a quote that said, “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." For me, it became very apparent early on that if I wanted to be my own boss, I needed to take the long way. I needed to take the path that was harder and un-paved. I needed to take the path that didn’t offer cozy resting areas with free water and hot coffee. I needed to take the way that required an almost spiritual form of patience and perseverance in order to arrive at my goals. I needed to realize that even though we are living in a time of rapid growth and incredible medical and technological advancements, it still takes a woman 9 months to create a human and it still takes a bamboo seed FIVE years to become a tree. The bamboo and the baby don't care how fast your Wi-Fi is, or that you can afford to pay over-night shipping on that new gadget you ordered on Amazon, some things simply can't be over-nighted. And that's ok.
Anything that will ever be truly worthy of your time and effort will require prodigious patience seasoned with a healthy portion of faith, and topped off with a heaping ration of perseverance and grit.