When you are working toward your perfect lifestyle you may see other people get blessings. You may see things that you want that you can’t afford and you may want to go places that you can’t get to yet, but do not get discouraged or too impatient.
Wait….but keep working!
If you spend money you don’t have you will never reach your perfect lifestyle because you will be stressed out. The pictures you see in magazines and the things in the department store windows are images that help you stay encouraged and motivated. It’s ok that you missed this sale or this trip. You will find one when the time and money are right. Meanwhile, stick to your plan and save the email, picture or memory so you will remember all the things you want to do and buy when you are ready.
Here is the exception. Let’s say you pray for something specific like a case of special wine for a really low price or tickets to a favorite sporting event for dirt cheap or a pair of shoe that get marked down. Consider that your personal blessing and if it’s in your budget buy it. If the thing you asked for specifically appears buy it because you specifically asked for it. The Universe heard your request and is rewarding you. In my book The Art of Starting Over I talk about rewarding yourself. Use these incentives to reward yourself when you have been on the right track. The rewards will keep you going.
Other than that instance. Be patient…
Patience is a virtue I was not born with it. I learned it. And I am learning it everyday. Get yourself a friend who can talk you down when you are about to jump off a cliff and ruin all your hard work. Have the strength and self-control to wait it out. Get support from your other success driven friends and colleagues and get ready for your windfall. You just put your head down and keep working. Play your theme songs and go back and read your commitment. Patience is to dreams what paint is to artwork. It’s necessary!