4.04.2013

The Process is the Result

"People quit because it takes too long to see results, because they can't figure out that the process is the result."

I was very inspired after reading this lil' article on cracked.com. 


I hate to say it, but my generation was probably the beginning of a slew of generations that feel entitled to shit. I'm not sure if anything is to blame but ourselves; however, the internet, facebook and a plethora of other sit-on-your-ass-in-the-house activities sure didn't help us out. 


Still, laziness is not just an epidemic of my generation and the ones that follow. The sloth disease has been around for a long time. And as the above mentioned article aptly points out, a lot of our laziness is tied into personal insecurities. We are afraid of criticism and failure. We are afraid of being unhappy. We are afraid of being uncomfortable. And so we choose to do nothing.


Let me just say, if there is anything the last 7 months in London have taught me, it's that being uncomfortable has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Mostly because it's made me a believer in the process. The second draft is always better than the first draft. And if you can manage a third draft, you're in even better shape! 


Once you start to figure out that things are never perfect and life can be edited, trying for something grand doesn't seem so scary anymore. 




7 comments:

  1. You're so right. My most rewarding experiences in life were often the hardest.

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  2. I completely agree with you on this. I sometimes fear my children are too much like their mom, all plush and safe.

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  3. All I want to say is Right? Right? Some of my best experiences have been from doing things that I was scared of or out of my comfort zones. People are all about instant gratification these days.

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  4. Yessss. To all of this.

    I've been thinking about you lately. Mainly when I'm getting to work in the morning and there's this knot in my stomach about what the next 8 hours entails and then it makes me think of you and how you took this HUGE, GINORMOUS leap of faith to attend grad school in LONDON and what an incredible change it's brought to your life. It's inspiring and makes me realize this doesn't have to be my life forever and I can change it whenever I want. I'm not sure what that change is just yet... but I know this life is made for more than boring office jobs and anxiety-filled nights. So thanks. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks! And you're so right. You can change it whenever you want. And that is the important thing to remember :D

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  5. this was a pretty inspirational post i stumbled upon! right now im sitting in something very uncomfortable (as in: what am i to do with my life?!) and i'm taking risks- some probably not realistic- and so far the process has been hard but i'm learning lots about myself.and you never know where it could go! It's refreshing to meet someone who is pretty fiercely motivated as you :)

    PS- this is where i got the hair tutorial for my easter hairdo!: http://www.nicoledianne.com/2013/03/tutorial-twist-by-nicole.html?showComment=1364558556431#c2203949569116996922

    xo Marlen
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  6. I couldn't have said it better myself. Perfect girl. I'm constantly editing my drafts. ;)

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