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The Process Is Greater Than The Results

We need to be process-oriented, not results-oriented.

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I always worry about the future. I worry about where I am going to be and what I am going to do, rather than where I currently am and what I am doing. I already wrote about slowing down, but rather than being caught up in the business having you miss the present moment, this is about being process-oriented, instead of results-oriented.

So what does it matter to focus on the process? We’re all working towards success, so why not focus on that?

Here’s an example: if you know the material, you will pass the test. It isn’t about just doing enough to get a good grade, it’s about studying and knowing the strength in your ability.

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden lived by this motto with his players. If you’re pressured in a situation, but you know how best to harness your skills based on training, you should be pleased with the results if you do your best. You’ve gone through all of the practices and have prepared for the final moment, so when you’re there, you will know what to do.

Focus on what is in your control (you) and don’t stress about what isn’t (the results). You can only control yourself and your abilities. You can’t control your opponents or which questions you’ll get on the test. You most certainly won’t be able to control any unforeseen obstacles. However, if you train in your skill and ability, you will know how to handle the uncontrollable situations. There is stability in execution when you’re relying on yourself and own capabilities.

So why be upset if you put 110% of your effort into it?

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