Trust the Process
One thing I know for sure is that people these days don’t have patience. I like to think that patience is a part of faith- believing that the odds are beatable even when they say the odds are impossible. My grandfather taught me a valuable lesson about faith. A lot of us think that faith is seeing it to believe it, but I think that faith is believing in something even though you can’t see it. I know that is easier said than done. I remember going to AK when I was a kid. My grandfather had a garden and I used to watch as he would plant the seed and I would watch it grow. I am still a firm believer in the process of planting your seeds. I remember one specific time that we planted the seeds and two hours later I went back to check on it. Nothing had happened to the seed yet and I thought that maybe we did something wrong. I thought it happened quickly. My grandfather turned to me and told me “Trent, be patient and trust the process.” I came back after two more hours. He told me the same thing. Patience to me meant for me to come back the next day and look at the growth. Still nothing. I returned to my grandfather and told him that I think we did something wrong. He replied again with “ be patient and trust the process.”
This went on and on until I had to return home. A few months later my grandfather called my house and said “Trent guess what? That seed that we planted- it’s time for the harvest. In life, always have this mindset- be patient and trust the process.”
So many people watch where I am now and think that it happens overnight. It doesn’t. There were many long nights of uncertainty. Many talks that I did on stages with only 10 people in the crowd. There was a time when only 20 people were watching my videos. But I kept faithful because I knew that if I put in the work and had faith in the process, I would be able to reap the harvest.
I want to ask you- are you being patient? Are you trusting the process? We live in what I call the “microwave era,” we put in the work for the day and we expect the results to come through the next day, next month or the end of the year. Most people quit because the success didn't come on their time. Big things take time to build.
Believing something is growing even when you can’t see the growth taking place is faith. You keep watering the seeds, you keep putting in the work and showing up, trust that success is coming.
It all starts with you.