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Progress is a Process

For all of you go-getters out there who are hard on yourself, this is for you! First of all, you are doing better than you think you are. I know it's hard to view yourself objectively, but trust me, you are doing great. Be gentle and patient with yourself. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And results are produced over time. Rushing through the process just creates a stressful experience; it’s better to enjoy whatever you are working on and give it due diligence. A prime example here; I recently went vegan. I’ve gradually been making this transition and have been fully vegan for about a week. As someone with a high metabolism, I’ve been trying to rush the process of learning how to cook hearty, vegan meals. So I have to remind myself that it’s only been a little over a week and that I just need to keep at it, little by little. Poco a poco.

Cooking vegan meals provides the opportunity to learn about food in a new and exciting way. Most importantly, it's good for my health. And while I’ve been reading vegan cookbooks and watching videos on tips for beginning a vegan diet, the reality is, it’s going to be trial and error. And that’s okay. Because that’s the best way to learn. And this can be applied to anything.

I was talking with someone recently, about how depending upon what career path you choose, a 4-year college degree is not necessarily needed. It’s better to get practical experience because books can only teach you so much. The real teacher is the experiences and the people we encounter. And as someone who is often more book than street smart, I find that’s a good reminder. The moral of the story, don’t let passion rush progress. Trust the process.

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