The pressure to achieve is so much a part of our culture today. The motivation for what we do invariably focuses on the outcome, the achievement, the money, or future happiness – usually something external to ourselves that we really want. Reaching our goal concentrates on determination, discipline and deadlines. We rush to the finish line, often taking shortcuts and cutting out steps in the effort of that elusive thing called time.
Sound familiar? Here’s a quote that adds another dimension to Seth Godin’s quote about taking the time to do things properly.
“If you do not love and honor the process, you will fail before you reach the goal. This is the tragic consequence of borrowing or stealing ideas of success or happiness from others. One may covet the outcome, but have no love for that which is necessary to create the end result.” (Glenda Green)
Guess what? It’s not only about the outcome, it’s about the process! Try that and let me know if it makes a difference for you.