1. Look for Daily Miracles
Miracles happen every day in life. We get so caught up in our monotonous routines and keeping “busy” that we just don’t notice them. Take time to rest in the present moment. Actively seek out the good in every situation no matter how gloomy it may seem on the surface. There’s always a blessing in the storm. When you train your mind to think this way, eventually it comes naturally. You’ll notice your attitude and perspective change even when the situation doesn’t.
2. Get Ready
While you’re waiting for things to change in your life, take this time to LEARN. Work on increasing your knowledge related to your passion. Become an expert at what you love to do. Preparation is key. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. There will come a day when your moment arrives. Don’t get caught unprepared and set yourself back. You were made for this. Work hard to keep yourself ready. Read a book. Find a mentor. Volunteer and give back using your gifts and talents. Hone your craft.
3. Practice Patience & Stillness
It’s hard to do, but it’s necessary. Periods of waiting should teach you patience, but it also takes some deliberate practice. Stop overbooking yourself. Say NO sometimes. Quiet your mind. Breathe, relax, and spend time with yourself in stillness. While you’re waiting for your breakthrough, there are many things life will teach you. Often we are so anxious to move forward that we delay our own progress. After much time fighting the process, I’ve finally come to realize that you can’t move forward until you learn the lessons that are meant for you. Instead of “making a way” on your own & attempting to force things to happen, BE STILL. Listen to God when He speaks to you. Take notes. Learn the lessons this season has come to teach you.
4. Be Content
Contentment doesn’t mean you’ve given up on your dreams. This doesn’t mean you’re quitting. Being content in all situations is a sign that you understand this is only a season in your life that will pass. Contentment means you are CHOOSING to be positive and make the best of your circumstances while they last. Everything in life isn’t going to be rainbows and butterflies. Tragedy hits, heartbreak happens, and GROWTH is just uncomfortable! Through these times, let your mind be at peace knowing this too shall pass.