#026: "The results don't matter..."
"The results don't matter. It's the figuring out that matters." - Kobe Bryant
The real growth comes when we shift our perspective & focus.
When we stop focusing on results & put our focus into the process, that's when real growth happens.
The process is the teacher. Failure is the teacher. We must learn that the moments in the process is the true result.
I mean that think of the journey you're on. A start-up company, becoming an adult, your relationships, being athlete, etc.
The results are always posted, compared, or talked about.
But very few people see the journey, scars, blood, sweat, tears, joy, ups, downs, obstacles, successes, & everything else that it took to get there.
Everyone has a story. Thats the beautiful part.
Let's be honest.
NO ONE LIKES A BORING STORY. WE ALL LOVE AN UNDERDOG
That's the process! The journey of how you got that result that's what matters. That's the inspiration, motivation, & connection to others.
People love to see HOW the person did it, not WHAT they did.
A SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLED SAILOR
When you see the best in the world at their position or profession Most of them didn't get it handed to them!
They went through some shit! They went to the darkest of dark places & pulled themselves out. They failed over & over & over & over again. They went through that self doubt, they went through that mud, & THEY KEPT FUCKING GOING!
They went through the process, embraced it, & EARNED a result.
So if you're in the mud right now. If you're in that dark place.
SHIFT YOUR MINDSET.
Yes, have a goal. Have a place you strive to be. BUT don't focus on it.
Focus on that day and how you can get 1% better on your journey.
Take that next step in the process. What did I learn in the mud? What did that dark place teach me?
You don't learn or GROW from the result.
Learning, growth, & the story, lie within the process.
People connect with process, not result.
The result is made up expectation in your head. It's the imaginary dragon you keep chasing.
Trust & ENJOY your process.
Realize that everyone is going through their own process.
DO NOT COMPARE YOUR JOURNEY TO OTHERS
Yours is YOURS. It will never be like anyone else's. That's what makes you UNCOMMON.
Our own perspectives, thoughts, & experiences are formed from the PROCESS.
We create our own story.
But the story never ends.
The journey continues.
Keep building yours.