Part of the Process

So many of us are caught up in the end result. We see Katy Perry now and want to be where she is, but never have we considered all the battles she conquered and thoughts she had to get over that she wasn’t good enough. We see bands like NeedtoBreathe, and say man I wish I had what they had, but haven’t considered their 12 years of touring, fights and breakups that got them to where they are. It’s so easy to look at others success and judge how they got there, but have you ever considered the work it takes to get there? That might explain where you are still in the place you are, or not in the place where you want to be. For one, you will never get where you want to be if that place is where someone else is. Do your own thing and it will get you much further than copying someone else.

Carl Rogers, an American Psychologist stated, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Today maybe you’re discouraged from where you are and here is some encouragement. Fall in love with the process of getting to where you want to be. Become who you need to be to sustain that growth. If you want to act, fall in love with acting, not becoming an actor. If you love music, fall in love with playing, not becoming a big musician. You will find that the process is a whole lot more fun than the end result. Some of the best times in my life were just simply going somewhere, on the car rides to places, or learning something new. I am a very task oriented person, so usually I find myself trying to get to the destination, finish the project and get the job done, and I can only imagine what I’ve missed out on the journey there, the process of getting to where I want to be. Today I encourage you, be a part of the process, and fall in love with it.