April 1, 2018

There are many people like us who are obsessed with becoming the best version of ourselves. We make conscious efforts to eat better, exercise more, read things on self-improvement and create amazing things. A lot of us are on a mission to reach our full potential because we know we can do and be so much more.

The problem is that our society has been conditioned to be all about instant gratification and convenience. As a result, we often look at where we are compared to where we want to be, and that gap seems intimidating. We spend a lot of time being frustrated and unhappy because we feel like we’re putting in so much work but only making small strides.

Without something to rely on to navigate the gap between where we are now and our goals, there’s only going to be frustration. When you fill that gap with patience you’re able to trust a process that you know will help you reach your end goal eventually. The desire to achieve and trust can seem contradicting to each other, but with practice, you can learn to have them cooperate and balance each other out.

After launching Labor we knew we had to be patient with our growth but we quickly realized that what we’re creating isn’t perfect, and that’s ok as long as it’s authentic. We gave ourselves permission to dream big knowing that creating something amazing and worthwhile takes time. We’re building our skills, our vision and an audience through a daily grind and we’ve given ourselves a process that we trust. This month is all about exploring the power of patience and what patience means. If you have any tips or thoughts on the topic reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you.

-Rei & Dex