I heard this thought at a conference I went to, and I love the analogy to self-improvement.
You know those times when you clean all of the kitchen and start the dishwasher, and then someone comes along from another part of the house with their cereal bowl they were using, and set it in the sink. Or, if you’re like me, you like to clean up the kitchen before you start making something, so the dishwasher is still running when you’re done cooking, so all of those dishes are in the sink (or on the counter, in my case) waiting for the dishwasher to finish.
We can get frustrated that the kitchen doesn’t just stay clean…even for just a little while. Or we can just accept that there’s always going to be a dish in the sink.
The same is true with self-improvement. Sometimes we think, “If I could just figure this one thing out, then I can relax.” But there will always be something to figure out. So why not relax while you’re figuring things out? It would be a lot more enjoyable.
How would it look for you to be relaxed while you’re figuring your life out?