I was reminded again yesterday that all things worthwhile take patience and take time. Whether it’s experiencing the benefits of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox or seeing your business goals come to fruition, patience is a true virtue. It is in times of waiting that we learn our greatest lessons.
My husband and I spent part of the afternoon yesterday at a low vision clinic where John hoped to walk away with solutions (adaptive tools, specialized glasses) for his vision challenge. He is now legally blind as he waits to heal from an eye surgery that took place back on New Years Eve 2015. It has been a much slower recovery than expected.
The experts at the low vision clinic yesterday could not provide any immediate solutions and John left the clinic somewhat disheartened. Although, the eye specialists involved in John’s case have reminded us that he has 8 more months of healing left, it is always hard to wait. But every small improvement adds up to great things. Four months ago John could not see the sidewalk and I would take him by the arm during our walks. Today he can do chores and play guitar with his two bands and at church. The compound effect is always at work in our lives.
The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. Our present reality is an outcome of the little, seemingly innocuous decisions that have added up to your current bank balance, waist line, business success, relationship status. – Darren Hardy
The choices we make each day either bring us closer or farther from our goals. This brings me to the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. We can choose to follow it to the letter and chances are we will end up on the other side with great results or we can cheat here and there and end up in a whole different place after 30 days. Every single choice you make does make a difference.
Last night I was offered a glass of white wine. For a moment I considered it and the wheels began turning as I produced in my head a list of excuses for why a glass of wine wouldn’t hurt. And I was right. Having a glass of wine here and there during the detox probably wouldn’t have an immediate negative impact. But if I added up all my “cheat days” I might find myself further from my goal.
This program is not about being perfect but about having the opportunity to choose where you want to be in 30 days. I have strayed ever so slightly from the plan but I am always growing and learning to be more patient, knowing that my patience will be rewarded. Meanwhile my beverage of choice tonight is my herbal tea. Almost half way there !