I’m sitting here staring at the screen wondering how to put into words the thoughts that are in my head.
I’ve been doing some training for my DS business (Pink Zebra) and I really like the guy I picked to follow. I love his positivity, and I love his message. He recently said something during one of his training calls, “you need to distance yourself from the outcome.”
You Need To Distance Yourself From the Outcome.
What does that mean exactly? How can I distance myself from my outcome, when I REALLY want to build a strong business, a strong team, and be successful? How can I distance myself from that? He says that I should distance myself from the outcome and not be so focused on it.
Then he says Remember, the joy is in the journey.
I’ve spent the past few weeks mulling it over. Trying to distance myself from the outcome of what I want to achieve. And just as I think I have it figured out, life tries to throw me some curve balls. So, while trying to find the joy in the journey, I’m also trying not to get upset, stressed out, or worry….. which reminds me, Distance myself from the outcome. Because I’m only getting stressed and worried because….. I’ve become focused on the outcome (aka my goals).
It’s not an easy thing to do, this distancing myself. But, as I’ve begun networking, I see others focused on their outcomes, and suddenly what seemed a little hazy has now become clearer.
What I’ve realized is that life has been teaching me by throwing things at me, to take each day as it comes and celebrate in the joy of that day. To look for the beauty, and to enjoy my journey. And, then, life sends examples to me to show me what it looks like from the outside when someone is focused on the outcome/destination.
When we become so focused and driven toward our goals, we become frantic, panicked, desperate…. and we exude that in everything we do. And it’s not attractive.
Take a step back, take a breath. You’re going to get there, it’s definitely NOT going to be overnight, or on the express train. Don’t be so focused that you forget it’s supposed to be an adventure. Owning your own company, Direct Sales or brick and mortar, is a tough job. And it takes hard work, perseverance, and sometimes a little patience. But, it’s an adventure, YOUR adventure. Enjoy it. You are creating something that is all YOURS… find the joy in getting there.
It’s getting easier to remind myself of this every day, and to take a deep calming breath.
Distance yourself from your desired outcome, and remember find the joy in your journey.