Day 39 - Process > Outcome

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Aug 28, 2021 06:50 AM
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Aug 28, 2021 06:50 AM
I like to think I enjoy the process of learning. But it's normal to think about the outcome. Otherwise, what's the point of working towards something when you don't think about the results?
There is a time and day for everything, but it's not obsessing over what the outcome would be. Do your best in the process and the outcome will show.
There's more to life than looking at only the success of the outcome. When it comes down to it, it's the consistency and process of getting to the outcome that may bring success. It's the long game that we're heading towards most of the time, not the destination. When we're focused on the process, we tend to more open to making mistakes and experiments. We'll make mistakes and fail fast, but we learn fast that way - mistakes are how we learn and propel us to a better outcome. We also are more present instead of chasing after the future that has yet to come, which might bring us frustration and anxiety.
People who think more about the outcomes probably has the case of perfectionism. If you get too obsessed over success, you're not likely to take risks or chances, because you want things to be done perfectly to see the outcome you envisioned to be. I'm like this too, and I believe a lot of us are, but it'll bring us more harm than good. It's discouraging, and won't get us anywhere.
We need to put our foot down and stand up to ourselves. If it comes down to it, it is okay to fail. Failure brings lessons, and we can learn from them and apply the lessons for the future. Everyone fails. This is especially a reminder for myself. Even though I enjoy the process of learning, right before the launch of something I feel that nagging feeling of "nope you're not ready yet. It has to be perfect first".
Maybe I'm wrong and perfectionism doesn't have anything to do with focusing on the outcomes over process. But to me, that's how I think. If you think otherwise, I would LOVE to get feedback from you. Feel free to DM on Twitter.