My neighbour has a child who is past one year now. Few months before his first year birthday, almost everyone that influences his life expected him to walk so badly. 8 months, 9 months, 10 months, and 11 months, he had not taken his first step.
Well, humans reacted the way they would have naturally. Some were disappointed. Some called him lazy. Some would hold the boy and almost try forcing him to walk.
In my mind, I would say " is it by force🤷♀️🤷♀️?" and sometimes, I would say it pretty loud enough for them to hear.
To them, some of his mates started walking already. Some claim to even have children who walked at 7 or 8 months.
But here is this boy few days to clocking a year still enjoying the satisfaction that comes from crawling. It was taking him so long many thought.
Surprisingly, he surprised us all. A few days to his first birthday, he took his first few steps. Two steps he would carry and he would go back to crawling.
But men weren't satisfied. They wanted him to start walking as a full-grown man that same day.
Well, that's life for you. Many would have different expectations for your life as if they are your maker. Some would in their minds set a timer for you to track every bit of your progress.
In certain instances, the seemingly bold ones would confront you and express their great dissatisfaction so much that you are tempted to feel dejected about your growth.
But before you get to this point or maybe you are already there, I want you to know that growth is in stages.
Growth doesn't happen in one day. It's progressive. That boy who could barely walk then is now walking almost perfectly.
Those who are doing great that you cherish today also had moments when they were sitting and crawling before they started walking, running, and flying.
Just as that boy, allow yourself to grow. Don't be under any pressure that society might bring your way. You are nobody's competition. Therefore, allow yourself to be incubated. Allow yourself to evolve.
While you grow, trust the process. Be diligent, learn ruthlessly, pay those sacrifices and exercise patience. Those experiences would only help toughen your muscles and to prepare you for the days when you will need to fly.
Your time/pace is the only thing you should be considered about and not the time that any had set for you.
Nobody( not even your parents or friends) is your time keeper! Allow this to sink into your head.
Have it at the back of your mind that people out there would want to even stunt your growth because they lack growth motivation and so will do anything to castigate or tramp down on a trying man that is trusting his growth process.
This is Wisdom Pill for you. You will succeed!
Thanks for reading!
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