When I first started teaching, I kept telling my students “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” We even wrote it up on the wall as a daily reminder. The purpose was to show that hard work takes time to reap the benefits of. Eventually, only after two years of me teaching, we succeeded in building a strong program that was recognized by the district as a high class program.
The same can be said for habits or really anything in life. Things take time.
I’ve wanted to get in to journaling each morning and honestly, it’s an on going struggle. Today, October 5th, 2020, was the first morning I’ve journaled since April. Whoops. But one day down and now time to make sure I do it tomorrow.
Habits take time to build. A good life takes time to build. Shoot, even a good podcast takes time to build. After a few months of Farm Traveler, we were getting around 50 downloads a week. Now, over a year in, we average around 200. Not a bad gain in just a year. Yet, I’ve heard countless stories of new podcasters stopping after only a few months. They claim their shows just aren’t growing. Well….You know….”Rome wasn’t…” Yeah, you get the picture.
All things worth while take time. I think that’s the way it’s meant to be.
Ok…Stop reading this and go build YOUR Rome. Just maybe without the gladiator battles and the murdering of an emperor who is now famous as a type of salad.