The Process - Every Step Matters - #035
As I've told my story several times in the past week or two, it really has me thinking about the process. Everyone is on a journey to discover themselves and find what they are meant to do, which means you are a work in progress. And that is perfectly okay!
It is Monday January 29th and I'm Josh Newton.
Welcome to the I'm Josh Newton Show where it is all about putting your potential into practice.
Today I want to talk about the process.
So me and my wife were talking the other day and we were talking a bit about her pregnancy. So she's currently pregnant with our fourth child and we were talking about how far along she is and all the stuff, and it actually reminded me of this completely ridiculous analogy that I heard somebody say in the context of the process and things just taking time. What they said is, "if you're trying to make a baby, you can't put 9 women on it and get it done in a month."
Aside from being a just completely ridiculous thoughts and concept, I think this actually describes the idea of process really well. There's certain things that just take time and there's no way to really short circuit that or circumvent that or hack your way to getting a result when you haven't put in the time and you haven't gone through the process. I've been thinking about this a lot lately because as I've done some training in our company, and as I've actually had a speaking engagement recently, I've been talking a lot about my journey and what I've gone through to really get to where I am now. Where I feel like I'm doing something I really love to do I'm really good at and also my experiences and everything are kind of coming all together in this culmination point where it all starts to make sense.
As I was thinking about this and as I've told the story a couple different times, it made me realize that there were often times where I wish I could go back and redo something and do it differently. Even my college degree, at certain times, I really wish I would have gone back and done something very different. Maybe studied business or marketing or something I'm actually doing right now instead of computer science. But, the interesting thing about the process is you have to go through all of it. There isn't a step that you can skip and still get the end result. All of the things that have happened in my life, all the experiences that I've had have really led to where I am right now. From this standpoint, and really liking what I'm doing and feeling like I'm in a place of my passion, I wouldn't trade any of it.
A Facebook friend of mine had to post the other day where she was talking about submitting work to clients that was a work in progress and she made a really great parallel between your life and figuring things out and being a work-in-progress yourself to delivering those things to a client. I really loved this message and I think it's something that a lot of people need encouraging in. Is that there is a process that you're going through you're on a journey and that journey is almost more important then the endpoint the thing that you think you're going to come too. So don't worry about being a work-in-progress don't think you can't add value as a work in progress and don't worry so much about getting to a certain place, a certain status, a certain title, a certain position - whatever it is in your life - and embrace the fact that you're on a journey and this is all a process and you're constantly getting better.
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