10 Reasons Why You Should Enjoy the Journey and Stop Worrying About the Outcome
1) There are no guarantees.
No matter how much money you have or how good your job is, there will always be unforeseen events that could cause you to fail at something. When you start out, it’s very difficult to get ahead because everything takes time.
But if you just keep working hard and put in effort every day, eventually things will work themselves out for you. If they don’t, then you’re going to have to learn from your mistakes and move on.
2) Success doesn’t come easy.
Some people think success comes easily when they achieve their goals; however, most times it isn’t so simple. They may feel like they’ve achieved something great right away but once again, that feeling will pass quickly due to other unexpected circumstances that occur along the way.
And that’s okay! Because you need to keep moving forward and never stop trying.
3) You’ll make mistakes.
Just like any other skill set, you can’t expect perfection. However, you can learn from them and continue to improve yourself.
The key here is to take advantage of those mistakes while learning from them rather than letting them hold you back completely.
4) You’re not alone in your struggles and successes.
No matter how much you like to think of yourself as unique or different from everyone else, the reality is that you’re not. There are many others who are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities that you have right now.
Take advantage of that by learning from them and encouraging one another along the way.
5) You will get discouraged.
Regardless of what you’re doing in life, you will undoubtedly get discouraged along the way. It’s best to remember that when you feel like giving up, you have to motivate yourself to keep going.
Think about why you started in the first place and keep pushing forward no matter how hard things may seem.
6) Everyone has their own journey.
Just because someone else’s journey is different than yours doesn’t mean it’s any better or worse than your own. Everyone has their own set of challenges in life.
You never know what another person is truly going through unless you walk a mile in their shoes. So, the next time you start feeling sorry for yourself, think about all the people around the world who have it much worse off than you.
7) Success isn’t all its cracked up to be.
We’ve all seen that one person who seems to have it all together and appear to be living the perfect life. But guess what, even they aren’t truly happy.
You can have everything you’ve ever dreamed of in life and still feel a sense of emptiness. It’s up to you whether you want to pursue those unrealistic expectations of yourself or be happy and content with where you’re at in your life.
8) It’s important to have balance in your life.
We all have things that we’re good at and things that we struggle with. We’ve heard the saying, “jack of all trades, master of none” and it’s very true.
You don’t want to spread yourself too thin and not give your full attention to anything. And sometimes, you have to step back from your goals in order to maintain a healthy balance in your life.
9) Everything happens for a reason.
Just because you may not see the reason behind something right now doesn’t mean that there isn’t one. You may feel like giving up on your goals or just leaving things alone; however, there is a purpose to it all.
Not everything in life can be seen with the physical eye but must be felt within the heart.
10) No one is perfect. You are going to make mistakes and that’s okay.
It’s the judgment you place on yourself after making a mistake that can truly cause the most damage. All you can do is learn from your mistakes and try not to make them again in the future. If you do, then it’s time to forgive yourself and move on. No one is perfect after all.
After reading these 10 points, are there any that really stood out to you? Did any of them change your perspective on anything?
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Communication and trust in global virtual teams by SL Jarvenpaa, DE Leidner – Organization science, 1999 – pubsonline.informs.org