We are a quick fix society. We want to be able to press the easy button to get everything we want. We want to take a pill to lose weight. We want to jump on the latest get rich quick scheme to become wealthy. We want someone to tell us exactly what to eat or what workouts to do.
What we don't want to do is the work...
When someone asks me about what diet to eat, I don't give a specific answer, because it's different for everyone. I can't tell someone exactly what to eat to lose weight. Unfortunately, what works for one person won't necessarily work for someone else.
But people don't like to hear that. They don't want to do the work to figure out what works for them and what doesn't. Y'all...it took me FIVE YEARS to figure out exactly what to eat that works for me. That keeps my hormone levels evened out. That keeps me happy and full. That doesn't make me feel bloated or disgustingly full or break me out in a rash.
It takes time and it takes work. Most things do.
But, once again, we are an impatient, quick fix society. We don't want to wait for results. We don't want to wait for gratification. We want whatever it is and we want it now.
Don't we sound like a bunch of spoiled toddlers?
The sad truth is this is the majority of society these days. We look at people who "have it all" and think how lucky they are. When, in reality, those people worked their butts off to get where they are.
Getting what you want, living the life you want to live...it takes work. It takes perseverance and consistency. And it takes patience.
There is no easy button.
I'm not immune to this either. When I was suffering with terrible hormonal acne and hormonal imbalances, I wanted it to be fixed right away. I went on antibiotics to clear up my acne, which ultimately caused so many other issues. The last resort was when the doc wanted me to take Accutane. And I knew I needed to do something different.
I decided right then and there that I needed to do the work. To figure out what the underlying issues were and to not just rely on medicine...the "quick fix." And I'm so glad I did. I've looked at everything I've done since then the same way.
I put in the work. I am patient, even when it's hard. And I know that good things will result from my work.
What are you currently waiting on? What do you want a quick fix for? I'd love to hear them!
Have a beautiful week! And remember, there is no easy button!
With love and wellness,