Focus on change

If you focus on results you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get resultsThere are many results I want to see in my life. And yet focusing on those results is counter-productive, because it just draws attention to the difference between where I am and where I want to be. Something I come back to time and again is that the process matters far more than the end results. Sure, results can be important, but if I spend hours on a painting that ends up a mess, it can be far too easy to focus on the mess and ignore the learning that’s come out of it. If I spend an evening writing a story that ends up rubbish, it’s tempting to overlook the fact that I’ve learned two or three methods that don’t work and maybe figured out a better way to tackle things.

Over the next month, I’m going to be attempting to focus on change: things that need to change, things that I want to change, things that are changing around me.

My aim will be to end the month having established new routines and ways of doing things that will leave me in a stronger position to move forward, and make it easier to achieve the results I want to achieve.

Wish me luck!