In all endeavors, there is a process to get from point A to point B. Learning to walk is a process, so was taking a vacation. You have to pack, get to the airport, go through security, board the plane, arrive at your vacation spot, and God forbid, don’t forget anything. Whatever you’re trying to improve in your life, please enjoy the process.
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Learn To Enjoy The Process
In the past, I didn’t enjoy the process of anything. The process of going on vacation was such a hassle it diminished the fun of the first few days for me. In contrast, today, I have learned to love the process as much or more than the result.
Last week, I was gifted an excellent example of what I am talking about. The Mrs. and I were at the Driving Range hitting golf balls. We recently took up the game, and neither of us is good at it. As we were hitting, and the balls were going wherever they wanted to, I heard behind me a distinct word beginning with a F***. Turning around, I saw a man swing, hit the ball, and immediately shout F***! He didn’t look like he was having a good time.
Sofia and I would swing, hit the ball, analyze what we did wrong, and rejoice when we hit it well. We understand to become good at something is a process. It might take 10,000 swings before we hit the ball consistently well.
It is important for us to play well, so we signed up for a lesson with a professional. Within five swings, I hit the ball straighter, farther, and with more consistency. It is all a process. Soon we will be able to drive around a course and enjoy the game with friends.
Enjoying The Process Of Writing
I have finished the first draft of Chapter 1 of my book; yea me! I enjoy the process of writing. Opening up my creativity and coming up with the story brings me joy. Once I begin, I don’t want to stop, but it is hard to walk after sitting for hours writing. I should get a timer and move around every twenty minutes or so.
I am not focused on the end result of my novel or golf game. The only thoughts, and more importantly, feelings I have, are about the joy of the process. Feeling happy while I’m in the process increases my vibration and attracts more ideas. It is how I open up my creativity. Before I pick up my pen, I like to meditate and open myself up, getting the creative juices flowing.
Enjoy Getting Healthy
Most people who want to get healthy don’t enjoy the process; I know I never did. They are just like me and want to skip the monotonous, exhausting process of changing their diet and exercise. Like me, they want to skip all that and get to the results. They suffer through it, but that is the wrong approach.
For example, my daughter Nicole is training for a fitness competition in June. Every morning she eats plain oatmeal, cinnamon, and an egg white. In support of her, I am eating the same. It is tasteless gruel, and we complain to each other and suffer. I realized that was only attracting negativity. We started looking at the meal not as gruel but as a healthy meal that will help her win. It is part of the process of changing our bodies, and we enjoy it.
How Do You View Situations?
It is all how you look at things. Focus on enjoying the process, and the results will come. I hope and pray everyone is well. I appreciate every one of you who takes the time to visit my site and read my posts.
15 thoughts on “Enjoy The Process”
Such a perfect reminder to slow down, enjoy the process, scan for the good. I love this post because I can so easily slip into negativity and need frequent reminders! 💕C
Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you are doing well. 🤗❤️🙏
I am doing well! Looking forward to a relaxing summer and maybe some travel in the fall as the restrictions ease up!
Same here. We have several trips scheduled this summer.
I know this good advice, but I admit that some of the time, I find it hard to follow! So compellingly written with excellent anecdotes! I will try to remember to enjoy the process. <3 Hope your and your family had an enjoyable Easter! 🙂
Thank you, Cheryl. We did have an excellent Easter.
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Great reminder. Sometimes we get so fixated on the destination that we forget to enjoy the journey…the process.
Very true. Thank you for commenting. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment. 🤗❤️🙏
[…] In a previous post, I told the anecdote about the golfer cussing after each swing while Sofia and I celebrated every time we struck the ball well. Each bad word that left his mouth only brought him more bad swings. On the other hand, each time we celebrated returned to us good swings, and we got better as the day went on. Celebrate small victories. […]
Yay for you is right Scott!~
” I have finished the first draft of Chapter 1 of my book; yea me! I enjoy the process of writing. Opening up my creativity and coming up with the story brings me joy. Once I begin, I don’t want to stop, but it is hard to walk after sitting for hours writing. I should get a timer and move around every twenty minutes or so.”
and this is what I’m resisting.. hahahaha
Set timer indeed… good reminders!
Time flys by when I am in my creative zone. I feel great and then I stand up. It doesn’t take a lengthy time of inactivity to stiffen my muscles.
oh I soooo know. Ok, i’m gonna write my chapter 2 without further ado.. but stretch and sleep first.. hahahahh 💖💖😂😂