We often fall in love with a destination, but not the path.
If you think about, most of our life is spent on the journey towards our destination; quite literally the “goal” is the end. So then doesn’t it make sense to spend a little bit of time understanding what kind of journey you enjoy?
What challenges you enjoy? What problems you would happily go through over and over again? What activities make you happy? What activities you find frustrating? These aren’t questions to ponder, but rather a way to change the focus from the outcome to the process.
Often times we ask: “What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?”
Through noble in its intent, this question focuses on helping us understand if we are invested in the outcome.
When we reframe the same question and instead ask: “What would you do even if you knew that you might very well fail?”
We shift the focus to helping us understand if we are invested in the process.
Success is not a goal to reach or a finish line to cross. It is a system to improve, an endless process to refine. -James Clear
The attainment of every goal is the beginning of a new one; by definition – growth is an endless iterative process.
Which means that by focusing on understanding what processes we enjoy, we will create a system that effortlessly reinforces consistency. And when we enable ourselves to consistently take the right steps, the compound effect is achieving our dreams.
This is where the inspiration for my Self-Expansion Project comes from. I am interested in exploring the intent behind why certain dreams call me; and then identifying what it is about the process of working towards those dreams that inspires me.
By doing so I hope to understand my reason for being.
Inspiration acquired from this article, and this book, and this book, and this book.