Which one do you enjoy more the outcome or the process?
Are you a process person or a results person?
Do you enjoy being in the muck and the mire of the day to day coaching or do you want to see your team in the Super bowl winning the game?
Of course, we all want the end result but the question becomes are we willing to do the dirty work and can we enjoy that process? If not, often times it is hard to ever start. As Tony Robbins once said “perfection is the lowest standard possible.” At first that may seem like a crazy thing to say but think about this- perfection is impossible to achieve therefore many people never try.
We all want the outcome however if we cannot enjoy the process, revel in the journey so to speak, then what good is the result?
Can there be pain in the process? Absolutely yet this is what yields progress, builds hope, creates momentum, and can be a completely liberating reinvention process. Instead of waiting for perfection I’d challenge you to start today, focus on measuring your progress, and see how far that takes you to reaching your desired outcome. Think about what we call dentistry- it is the practice, not perfection, of dentistry.
Take this mindset into your practice daily to challenge yourself and your team! In closing, with focus to start solely on today, what action can you take today to make progress?