Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season,
if we don’t give up. — Galatians 6:9 (World English Bible)
Every farmer knows you can’t expect to harvest a field of crops the day after you plant them. Unfortunately, the rest of us sometimes lack that kind of patience. For instance, some new writers think their first draft is magic and doesn’t need any editing. In truth, this new writer may not want to spend the time on the editing process even though it’s a necessary part of the writing process.
Another example is a new indie author who thinks uploading one book will mean huge sales and getting to quit the day job. Nope. It takes time and work to get there.
Time, work, patience and perseverance is what we need to accomplish any goal. If we’re patient and keep steadily working toward our goal, we will eventually reap rewards better than what we could have hoped for.