“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occur while you are climbing.”
Often times we hear the words “trust the process” when people are referring to a certain path that they are on. This path may be through fitness, lifestyle changes, nutrition, or career change. Those words are often thrown around by many stating that good old fashion, “eyes forward approach” of just doing the work and not worrying about anything else.
I do think that this is the right attitude to have, however I also believe that you have to enjoy this process. Each day you need to wake up and realize the opportunity you have and what you get to do. From there you can step forward with the work that needs to be done and OWN it.
With each of your goals, or pursuits, find the joy in the everyday climb. Search for your growth and happiness in the effort that you put in. There are no grades to your work. There is no right or wrong. There is only the guideline of “did this get me closer to the top?” If it didn’t then, “did I learn from this?” From there, “time to move forward.”
Ownership leads to accountability which leads to progress.
So, learn to find the happiness in the daily climb to your mountain top, and search for the areas of growth. Through that you will always find yourself on the right path.