Trust the Process

Anyone who pays somewhat attention to the sports world has heard these three words…

“Trust the process.”

My wife is a coach and fitness instructor, so I hear these words at least once a day. But even if you aren’t a sports fan or been around athletics, you may have heard these words from a boss or a leader in some capacity.

I think one way this saying can get misconstrued is relating it to “following blind”.

Some players may think their coach is just asking them to do EXACTLY what they are saying without question. Some employees who hear their boss say this may think it’s a way to get his employees to stop inquiring on the direction of a campaign. Students may think this saying is just a way for teachers to not have to answer any questions.

I know that my difficulty with this saying in the past has been assuming that if I just go through the motion, do what I’ve been told, plug X in, then I should get Y as my result. Right?

From my experiences, that’s not always the case. When I hear “Trust the process.” It now means… FORGET about the results.

When learning something new or improving on a talent you may already have, you must trust the process of trying, failing, trying again, failing again, and so on.

Just because a coach says, dribble, jump off your left leg, extend your right arm, lay the ball off the square… does not mean that you will be able to make a layup.

Even the NBA MVP misses a layup.

“Trust the Process”

Although the process may not be as enjoyable as the results, when you stick to a process and continue to work, you’ll be surprised when the results come instead of disappointed in the fact that they didn’t come immediately.

What does “Trust the Process” mean to you? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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FQHC & Homelessness Advocate. Coach. Bartender. I am always learning something new ABOUT social media, and I am always learning something new while I am ON social media. Life is busy, but I still make time to write about the topics I am passionate about. My passions aim at ending homelessness and increasing health care access to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of Indianapolis. My posts touch on a lot of different subjects ranging from the use of social media in advocacy, to the obstacles facing those who need better access to care, and to current events in Indianapolis! I am a millennial who is likes to blog about millennial engagement in advocacy movements, social change, and non-profits. Continually learning about social media, this blog site helps me to sort through my thoughts and discuss with others who have gone through or are just now going through the same experiences as I am.

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