“Trust the process” is a bit of advice you might have heard from a lot of people. Though we keep hearing, it doesn’t mean we get it & apply it in our life.
Because we live in a world where results are glorified. People pay too much attention to getting results, Quick results are even more exciting.
Ironically both successful and unsuccessful folks focus on getting the same results. Then why do few get those desired results and many don’t?
It all boils down to a single thing called “trust the process”
To simplify it, “Trusting the process” means sticking to the plan although you don’t see any desired changes or results.
You may feel free to call it ” grit ” or ” perseverance”.
But what it means to understand and trust the process is one thing. But living up to it is another thing. There is a vast difference to it.
That’s why there are few winners and plenty of wishers.
Why trust the process is boring?
We live in a society that values fast results but underappreciates slow progress.
The Media industry did a good job when it comes to glorifying the fast results. Somehow we as a consumer fell into their trap and start believing quick results are cool.
Don’t you believe it?
You must have known “Usain Bolt” the Jamaican sprinter who won several gold medals at the Olympics.
Do you know Mo Farah?
Don’t know. He to an Olympic gold medalist but for 5000 meters and 10,000 meters. How many times have you seen articles, and documentaries on Mo Farah as compared to Usain Bolt?
Our society glamorized the fast results but the real slow growth and steady progress take a back seat. We don’t pay attention to it.
If trusting the process is a coin, then progressing slowly, and up & downs of the journey are the two sides of it.
These qualities make “trusting the process” boring & unsexy to follow it.
Our human brains are attracted to quick results. Thanks to Instagram celebrities who are coming up with great concepts like abs in 3 weeks, $1 million in your bank account in 30days.
So we end up in wasting most of our precious time by comparing ourselves with others’ growth. If you see someone ahead of us, you become unsatisfied and put yourself down. You might consider yourself a failure.
It is becoming hard to focus on things which are matter day by day if you are caught in this social media loop.
In this condition, You look for quick results and our mind starts adapting to an environment where slow progress is not a path to victory and absolute time waste!
You should always remember thinking about results doesn’t get you to the results, its process what you follow get you there.
Why trusting the process is a superpower?
At first, you need to accept you are okay! you are enough! Irrespective of your financial condition.
If you are drowned in debt or any other financial instability, don’t need to stress. You are okay and enough! You will find a way to get out of it.
It is just a matter of time and discipline to get things in order. That’s why you need to trust the process.
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Trusting the process is a great way to build your confidence and self-respect as you slowly progress toward achieving your goals and ambition.
Self-respect is a superpower! It is a huge thing.
Comparing with other lifestyles or financial statuses with yours is going to do no good.
It rather harms your self-respect and confidence. It makes you lose focus on your personal growth.
You cannot simply try to live like others in your own life. You are well aware of your needs and ambitions.
If you think, money can increase happiness. It is true to an extent. Research shows workers are happy when they got to raise in income, but after $75,000 income any raise in their income didn’t have any impact on their level of happiness.
It’s time to trust the process and your abilities.
10 Reasons to Trust the process:
1. Makes you a long-time thinker:
Trusting the process means being patient and having a long term view, but not overnight miracle.
This mindset allows you to create a long-term financial plan that can help you achieve your goals over time.
Even in market downtrends, it keeps you calm & helps you to see uncertainty as a friend, not as an enemy.
The market rewards the long-time investor over time.
You might have seen traders go broke, how many long-term investors do you see go broke during their investing life time?
None! The longer you hold the index, the chances of getting negative return becomes thinner.
Surely that is what happens when you trust the process.
2. Avoid impulsive financial decisions:
It’s their impulsive financial decisions. Lottery winners may have a huge lump sum, but they don’t have enough experience to handle this windfall.
When money comes faster, it tends to go away faster. Why? We usually value things that are earned by putting effort and hard work into them. Lotteries are won by luck, not by hard work. So the winners splurge it.
But in contrast, when you Trust the process you take advice from experts and make well-informed decisions.
It can help you avoid impulsive spending or investing in penny stocks that could negatively impact your finances.
3. Builds consistency:
“Consistent action is the mother of success”
Being a consistent investor is more important than the size of the amount you are investing and the returns you are getting.
"Time in the market makes big money, not timing the market"
Trusting the process makes you stick to your financial plan and consistently save and invest over time. It helps you focus on solely your action, and leaves you disconnected from the market noise & reaction which is out of your control.
This leads to disciplined investing which can help you build wealth and achieve your financial goals.
4. Focus on what you can control:
You can certainly control only a few things in your life.
- Your effort
- Your attitude
- Your Mindset
The results are totally out of control. It is impacted by so many variables.
But your actions can certainly influence in achieving those goals.
When you focus on your effort & energy, it leaves you with peace.
When you put in the right amount of effort, results will take care of themselves.
Too much time we may worry about results rather than focusing on our efforts.
Your percentage of saving from your paycheck is absolutely in your control, but the returns are in control of the market, economies, etc.
Trusting your process helps you focus on your action. This method can help you stay motivated on your way to achieve your financial goals.
5. Reduce stress and anxiety:
“When it comes to investing, my suggestion is to first understand your strengths and weakness,
and then devise a simple strategy so that you can sleep at night!”
– Walter Schloss
Walter Schloss is a super investor who beat the S&P 500 for more than four decades by using his simple investment strategy.
He is not influenced by Buffett or wall street strategy during those 45 years. He struck with his strategy and achieved a stupendous return.
He doesn’t like stress! How did he do that?
By simply trusting his investment methods & the lessons he learnt from his mentor Ben Graham.
In other words, Walter was into trusting the process and simply eliminated the stress that comes with the Ups and downs of the stock market or economy.
One common thing, I observed in many long term investors is they are happy & avoid stress. Maybe that’s why most long term investors live more than 85 years. I don’t know whether it helps in their longevity or not, but certainly it helps in their quality of life.
Anyway, by trusting the process you can avoid stress and anxiety related to your finances, allowing you to live a great life.
Trust the process quotes:
- “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try one more time.” – Thomas Edison
- “Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins
- “When we let go of what we think is best for us , we can receive what we truly need” – Anthon St. Maarten
- “When things are not coming together the way you want them too don’t lose hope. Trust the process, your time will come.” – Germany Kent
- “It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.” – Sara Hall
- “Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process.” – Elif Shafak
- You can’t really protect women or men from their choices, so let them have their own lives and trust the process.” – Stephen Singular
- “As you learn to TRUST YOURSELF something miraculous happens. You begin to TRUST THE PROCESS you are living and the miracles life brings!” – Iyanla Vanzant
- “The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today.” – Dale Carnegie
- “Nothing worth having comes easy. Trust the process.” – Napz Cherub Pellazo
Personally these quotes were a friend to me in times of hardship & disappointment.
I hope these quotes about trust the process will help you on your way to success.
This website was launched in Jan of 2022.
In the past eleven months, I was worried about getting bad comments for my writing, compared myself with established writers, and looked for perfection. I spend more time in google analytics rather than sit & write.
I was focusing on results daily basis. Nothing significant happened.
All things changed in December 2022, when I solely focused on writing content and posting on regular basis.
Now the impression and traffic are at an all-time high; since I started this blog. I am excited to see, what can be achieved in a year if I stick to my writing process.
Let us trust the process, to achieve the unimaginable!
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