I had an epiphany today. Today I realized that as a parent I am really patient. As a wife I am really patient. As a driver, as a customer and as a person who has to be around people who are not considerate of other people's personal space I am somewhat patient.
However, when it comes to myself. I am the most demanding and impatient. I expect immediate changes and even faster results from myself. How unfair!!
Not only do I put unfair expectations on myself but I also place unrealistic demands on myself. No wonder I am sad and or frustrated when I fail to meet these expectations I have set for myself.
I realize that part of the reason my children have been so successful in school and the other endeavors they have taken on is because we have been patient with them. We didn't expect them to be great at everything overnight. I need to exercise the same patience with myself. When I set a goal for myself I need to be realistic and patient.