The Process Is More Important Than The Outcome
A wise man once said that life is one long journey that comprises smaller trips. Where life's journey ends is up for debate for most people, but we all do believe that life is transient along the lines of time.
Our smaller trips may span hours like taking the bus from one city to another or may take years like studying for a degree at a college or university. No matter how long it takes on your journey, know that the process is more important than the outcome.
The process is more important than the outcome because the outcome is only to show other people what you went through. In the same way, a college degree is proof that you took all the required classes. But the classes you took are what make you, not the degree that is awarded on paper.
The process is usually a tried and tested path or methodology that gets you the desired outcome, and it is not as sweet as the outcome. It is the complete opposite of the outcome; it is hard, takes time, and requires constant effort.
The Process Is Hard But Always Worth It
For an athlete, waking up every morning to train can be so hard and painful that you begin to question whether the training is to make or break you. The same goes for any form of craftmanship involving acquirable skills. You have to put in the required amount of work every day in order to achieve success.
According to Bob Bowman, one-time coach of the legendary Michael Phelps, one common trait of champions is that they know the process is more important than the outcome. If you don't know who Michael Phelps is, allow me to introduce the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. All of this was achieved in five summer games!
What most people do not realize is that Phelp's swimming glory was years in the making. In one interview, Phelps is heard on record saying that he never missed a single day of training for six years! That is 2,190 days of non-stop hard work and commitment.
This is how champions are made, and if you want to be a champion, know that you will have to put in consistent work. The excuses are nothing but roadblocks preventing you from achieving your life's purpose. The Father has opened the gates of greatness to all, but you need to put in consistent work to get inside.