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Growth is a slow and steady process. It takes persistence to keep showing up for one more rep, one more conversation, one more try to make something better. As much as we would love to arrive overnight, growth happens drip by drip.

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We finally decided to go for it – to take that courageous first step toward change.

We are fully committed to doing work that matters and building meaningful relationships for a lifetime.

Yet, in our newfound passion, it’s easy to forget our first step is just that – a first step.

While a lot of sweat equity is required to take this step, it’s just the beginning.

We have to keep showing up and doing the work.

For instance, a strong relationship is not built overnight.

Regardless of how much we just click at the beginning – we still have to put in our time and practice to grow the relationship into its full potential.

Relationships are built drip by drip – one conversation, one interaction, one day at a time.

We don’t see it in the moment, but looking back a meaningful relationship is forged through our commitment to keep showing up.

The same is true in bringing about the change we seek in the world. It takes much more than one grandiose effort to bring real and lasting change.

Even here we have to commit to the slow and persistent work given to us.

Drip by drip we write, speak, lead, invite, create – committed to the journey of bringing more life and goodness into the world.

This is the endurance many of us lack. But this is the endurance that separates the boys from the men – those too impatient to do the work from those with the maturity to stay the course.

Be the man who keeps showing up. Drip by drip.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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