How to Trust the Process…. (of your life)
You hear the phrase all the time, trust the process. But what does it really mean? When things don’t go our way, and we don’t get the results we want, the process makes us seem unhappy. The issue here is embracing that not everything is in our control. If we would take a moment to look back at all the times we survived and thrived through what didn’t work out, we know we will be okay and that there is a bigger plan for us ahead when things don’t turn out exactly how we would like.
Trusting the process is about learning to relax and enjoy the present moment. It’s learning not to compare your journey with someone else’s, it’s staying focused on you and being present to your life path.
So what is the process?
The process is where you discover your value. It is where you overcome the things that hold you back from achieving your true desires. The process is about learning who you are and what you are capable of doing and being. Once you discover what you want and believe that it is possible, you will keep going for your dreams. Trusting the process is about understanding that your journey is helping you get to where you want to go and who you want to be.
How do you trust the process?
1) Develop your resilience.
Remember, no matter what happens, life teaches you something to move onto the next level. Yes, adversity will happen, but the faster you face it and learn the lesson, the more equipped you will be to move on. The only thing that is constant in life is change. Resilient people surrender to uncertainty. Finding the purpose in your setback helps you focus on solutions and not problems. It is the most important part of trusting the process. Learn to PIVOT.
2) Embrace your unknown.
We all want to understand, find reasons for our experiences, or take control. Occasionally we can make no sense of where we are and where we should go. When you feel completely lost about your future, you will have to live life moment to moment, until the answers are made clear. Sometimes a moment of uncertainty is created for you to step back and decide on what you want. This is another part of the process. Getting clear on where you want to go comes from the moments of the unknown. This pandemic has been our biggest teacher to this point.
3) Focus on what makes you happy.
When you are in doubt about your future or what you want, put your energy into what makes you happy and brings you true internal joy. Don’t know what makes you happy? Make the time to discover it. Finding what makes you feel good is like a compass to what will bring you success. Pursuing your joy will help you find your purpose. Finding your purpose is part of the process. I talk about this in my latest eBook, The Wellness Remodel, Reboot your Soul.
4) Practice gratitude.
How you see the twists and turns in your life can make or break who you are. Remember, the process is about becoming who you need to be to achieve the success you want. Dwelling on regrets will leave you feeling depleted and unmotivated. Learning from past mistakes can empower you. Gratitude for all experiences is part of the process that keeps you moving forward. Be in gratitude for new opportunities that appear, never stay in the “regret” mindset. You will see the beauty and clarity of why it all happened the way it did.
Life will always challenge you, and that is what it is about. When you trust the process, you release the grip of control which allows you to flow better with it, not against it. Appreciate where you are and how far you have traveled. Keep learning, and you will keep winning.
Each day you are alive you have already WON!
Much love, health and happiness,
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