Last year I wrote a book on goal setting.  I am now in the process of editing that book.  As I edit, I will post excerpts here on my blog.  This is from chapter one:

Trust the process

I am all for setting goals.  I will show you how to do it.

But, setting goals is one thing.  Getting results is another.  

We can set goals anytime we like.  We can start working toward those goals anytime we like.  

The results, however, are often far out in the future.  Since this is true, it is best to learn to “trust the process.” 

For example, I currently have a goal to build six-pack abs.  I am nearly 50 years old.  This goal is probably too ambitious. 

I have had this goal for a long time.  I still have not hit it.  I have not gotten the results I want.

So, I simply trust the process.

I set the goal.  And, every day, I do something toward achieving that goal.  

I eat certain foods, avoid other foods, exercise, and try to get enough sleep.  

I am in the process of achieving the results I want, even though I have not yet achieved the results.  I set quality goals, take action every day toward those goals, and simply trust the process.

When it comes to goals, do not tie your happiness to hitting the goals you set.  If anything, tie your happiness to the quality of your goals.  

Once you have set good goals, you are on your way.

Set the goals.  Then, develop the habits that will carry you to your goals and trust the process.   


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