Tuesday, 6 March 2018

You won't see results everyday but you will definitely see effort.

It is very easy to fall in the trap of getting used to instant results. 'Instant' is something we are sold everyday. Be it instant weight loss, instant hair growth, instant noodles, instant energy. It would seem that waiting is a difficult and almost a stupid thing to do. 

It would not come as a surprise you that the advertisements are lying. We are being tricked into getting used to  a world where everything we want, we get instantly. We don't want to wait for advertisements to end while watching a movie or a show, we don't want to wait for a webpage to load, we don't want to wait too long for our food to arrive, we don't want to wait to make connections with people, we don't want to wait for our cab and we definitely don't want to wait for development in our personal and professional life. 

Unfortunately or fortunately, we have to wait. The wait is what makes it worth it. It will require effort but the result will be that much more rewarding. 

Don't fall into the trap of just appreciating results. Appreciate effort. You won't get or see results everyday. You will definitely see effort. It will eventually lead to results. If you wait till you see results, maybe it will be too late. When a student in your class is coming for extra classes for over a month and his/her academic levels have not gone up, appreciate their effort. If you don't, they will lose motivation and then they will definitely not get the result. Growth mindset is a beautiful thing. Practice it for yourself and for others. 

If sustained effort over a long period of time doesn't get you desired results, don't be disheartened. You may have to go back and re-look your strategy but that one thing you can be sure about is that one time you will get it right and then you won't have to worry about the effort that it will need.

Put in effort. Appreciate effort. Adapt when necessary. Results will follow.