Patience can be a bigger key to success. In this episode, Brendan Meyers tackles the importance of patience in achieving long-term success. Believing in the impossible can lead you to greater things, especially when you find a way to achieve it with patience. More brief influential notes from Brendan as he talks about the benefits of being patient, how being impatient hurts relationships, and how to control stress.
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You Lack PATIENCE!
This Takes Time
What we’re going to do is get vulnerable and be unfiltered like every other day. It’s not anything different. My purpose in this and for CreateU is to ignite your breakthrough and bring your vision to life. There could be one word that you read that completely transforms your mindset. It could be a phrase or it could be the entire episode. Whatever it is, it gives you an idea and that’s what CreateU is all about igniting your breakthrough and bringing your vision to life. What I want to talk about is patience. This is something that I’ve struggled with a lot in my life and for good reason, because I’m a go-getter, I want to get things done. I want to build. I’m a visionary. I’m an entrepreneur. I want things to happen before it’s even possible that they can happen. I’ll give you an example, one of my manufacturers in the past said, “There’s no way that we can get this product out in six weeks.” I said, “I know you can.” They said, “No, it’s not possible. You have to be patient with this and be patient with us.” I said, “I highly believe that it is possible.”
What I did was to create this opportunity in this “impossibility” is I allowed them to believe in our vision, in my vision. When I shared that vision with them, they immediately said, “Let me see what I can do.” They came back with, “We can make it happen.” I’ve always lived through that. The impossibilities are possible absolutely. I still believe that. I truly believe that. Even though something could take 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, whatever it is, it might be best to be patient with it. I’ll give you another example. I was dating this girl in the past and she wanted to take things slow. I’m super speed. I’m like, “I like you. It is what it is. Let’s go on dates every day.” I started to realize that I’m not in a rush, “What am I rushing to do? Why am I rushing to fall in love? Why am I rushing to maybe one day build a family, which I’m not rushing anymore? Why am I rushing to make $10 million? Why am I rushing to have this car and to move here, to live here and travel here and do all these different things all the time?”
I started to dig a little bit deeper and I found myself being very insecure in many ways. I wanted to fall in love because I felt what love is like. Maybe being alone isn’t the best thing for me long-term. I’d rather it not be. All of this deals with patience. What happens if you actually wait it out a little bit? I started to think about not only relationships but manufacturing and all the things that I’m doing in my life and I recognized something. There’s a time and place to be a go-getter and make it happen. Do the impossible and make it possible and allow everyone else to see that vision. There’s also a time and place to take things slow because during this process, this whole structure, the whole strategy of patience, you learn so much. You learn how to control yourself. You learn the ins and outs of whatever you’re trying to accomplish. You build relationship and connection.There's a time and place to be a go-getter and make it happen. There's also a time and place to take things slow. Click To Tweet
How quickly can you build specific connections with a girl if you’re in a relationship with them in two weeks? It’s pretty tough. You can establish and learn while you’re in the relationship, but why not take it slow and take a different perspective? What would happen? What I’m getting at is there’s so much to learn in that process, in that time period of taking things slow whether it’s a launch, whether it is scheduling your traveling plans. I’m the type of person that if you bet me to go fly to Australia, I will literally do it. What’s wrong with waiting six months? I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it and what I thought was wrong with it, more so what I thought. If I wait, what if I won’t want it anymore? That’s an insecurity. It’s interesting because I feel like many of us do this, we’re very impulsive. Whether it’s buying a piece of cloth, getting a tattoo, you’re buying a car. It could be taking somebody out for dinner. What happens if you wait? Life happens and that’s the truth of it. It’s as simple as that. You don’t know what’s going to happen and it sounds like a control mechanism.
We’re utilizing being very impatient to our “advantage,” but it’s actually a disadvantage. We’re trying to control situations when we have zero control of anything around us. The truth of the matter is we can only control ourselves and trying to get something in play as quickly as possible so it could be in your possession or in your mind or whatever it is could hurt you further in the long run. I’m reading a book that has to do with attachment. Many relationships struggle because of how quickly they move. One of my very close friends, Caroline, was explaining this to me. Would you rather drive a Jeep at 1,000 miles per hour and hit a pothole or would you rather drive at twenty miles per hour and hit a pothole? The truth is in our lives, what we do is get in this Jeep and we drive really fast. We try and get through everything. We’re trying to move here. We’re not being patient. We’re being impulsive. We’re building this, we’re building that and then it crashes. It’s hard to recover from 1,000 miles per hour Jeep hitting a pothole. It’s not impossible. It’s built into the Jeep to go twenty miles per hour and run over a pothole, 50 miles per hour and run over a pothole. Sixty, 70 miles per hour and run over pothole, 90, 100, 120, you’re risking in a little bit more. If you know what I’m saying and you’ll take it into your own life, take this into account.You can control the other things that may provide stress, but you can't fully control stress. Click To Tweet
You have the opportunity every single day to be patient, to develop your discipline with patience. That could be healing your heart, healing your back. For me, it’s my back. I’ve been patient and sometimes it gets away from me, but I know that I’m not in control. The only thing I can control is my stretching, my water intake, my food, my sleeping and it’s hard to say that you can control your stress. You can control the other things that may provide stress, but you can’t fully control stress but that’s where I focus my life on. What’s coming up for me? These are the things that I think, “What’s coming up for me right now?” Let me embrace the feeling that I’m having and why I want to do this immediately. “Why do I want to go to Vail immediately? Why do I want to go snowboard now? Why do I want to fly down to Florida immediately? Why do I want this tattoo?”
I’ve done so many impulsive things in my life. It’s because I’m afraid of what happens when I don’t control the situation. Now as I’m growing, as I’m aging, and so are you aging and so are you growing and you’re learning more, your experience, you can see it from a different perspective. If you take the time to look at it from three different areas or 1,000-foot view, you’d be very surprised at what you see. That’s what I wanted to talk about patience. I’m talking to someone and it requires a lot of patience. If I’m not patient through this process, it could hurt the potential of a relationship or a very strong or even stronger connection. It not only happens with who I’m dating, but it also happens with my friendships and the people that I’m working with. If I bring on a coder or a developer and I say, “I’m going to give you all of this stuff to code. I need you to do this and this.” He starts and then I message him three hours later, I’m like, “Are you done?” How does that make him feel? He feels overwhelmed.
If you are giving another person stress or overwhelming someone else, it’s going to create stress in their own life. If they start creating stress, then they’re going to lack communication. They’re going to lack the things that they’re best at. Some people work incredibly in high stressful situations. The majority of people do not. There are not many LeBron James in the NBA. There’s only one and that’s a fact and there’s a reason behind it. It’s very rare. Allow people to be comfortable, meet them halfway and take it one step at a time. That’s what patience is all about. It’s about trusting the process. When you can trust the process, no matter the process, the light at the end of the tunnel shines brighter than ever.
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