The journey: trusting the process keeps focus in the present moment
The journey: trusting the process or having faith in the process of getting there, can provide peace and reduce stress during this journey you’ve chosen. When you trust and look for joy on the journey, you are less focused on the outcome and more focused on the present moment. This helps you to enjoy the process and feel more relaxed, even in the face of challenges.
People on the journey: trusting the process, have greater sense of well-being, are expanded, resilient, open and curious
People on the journey: trusting the process, have a growth mindset or a belief in their own ability to expand and develop an idea, experience less stress and anxiety and have a greater sense of well-being. Trusting the journey can also develop resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenges.
When you trust the journey you are more likely to approach challenges as opportunities for growth and learning rather than as an insurmountable obstacle.
In order to develop a sense of trust in the journey, it’s important to focus on your personal growth and expansion and to cultivate a sense of curiosity and openness to new experiences and laughter. It’s also extremely effective to practice being in the present moment, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.
Habits that can help you focus on the journey: trusting the process, rather than the outcome.
Mindfulness: Staying present in the moment and focus on what you’re doing. If you get distracted take deep breaths or sense the feeling of your body on the chair you’re sitting on or listen carefully to the sounds around you.
Set process-oriented short-term goals: Instead of concentrating solely on the end result, set goals that focus on the process. For example, focus on the connection that will get you to the next step rather than all the money you’ll make.
Celebrate small wins: recognize and celebrate your progress along the way. Small wins, ‘high-fives’ help increase motivation and build confidence.
Letting go of perfectionism: Let go of the need to be perfect, which is a major barrier to enjoying the journey.
Practice being grateful: Take time to think about what’s happening in this process or journey for which you are grateful not just the end result. This really helps to increase feelings of happiness and fulfillment.
Check in: Make sure the process is directed to the highest good of all