Trusting the Journey: Desired Outcome Vs. Expectation!

We’ll be talking about the importance of letting go and trusting the process:

Yes, it’s important to dream big, have those goals and manifest by believing in yourself that you’ll get there… BUT- know the fine line between desired outcomes and expectations, the latter of which leads to feeling like a failure if things don’t pan out as expected. In our pursuit of success, we sometimes forget to pause and reflect on the true purpose behind our actions.

There are many people I’ve met whom upon being asked what they hoped to achieve, responded enthusiastically with a roadmap of specific goals toward acquiring success…Great! BUT… they then proceeded to describe the outcome- a very specific and limiting outcome… Herein lies the problem that suddenly these goals aren’t projected as desired outcomes with the fluidity of the process guiding you down the right path. We need to focus on the process more than the pressure of meeting those rigid, specific goals.

Expectations limit our ability to be open to other possibilities that may end up being the best result for us!

Expectations have us fixated on a specific outcome and risk setting ourselves up for disappointment if things don’t unfold exactly as planned.

So, let’s hit the brakes for a moment and recalibrate our approach. Instead of focusing solely on the end result, let’s shift our attention to the intention behind our goals: What is the deeper purpose driving our actions? By starting with this fundamental question, we can chart a course that aligns more closely with our true desires and aspirations.

Setting intentions allows us to cultivate a deeper connection with our goals. It’s about understanding the ‘why’ behind what we do—the driving force that propels us forward, even in the face of adversity. When our goals are rooted in intention, they become more than just mere objectives; they become guiding principles that shape our journey.

But here’s the beauty of trusting the process: when we relinquish our grip on specific outcomes and surrender to the flow of life, we open ourselves up to unexpected possibilities. The path we tread may take us in directions we never imagined, but if we have faith in the journey, we may find ourselves arriving at destinations far more fulfilling than we ever dared to dream!

Let me share a personal experience as an example. I once invested in a program that, while generally excellent, didn’t quite align with my needs. At the time, the process was frustrating because it didn’t deliver what I initially expected. Looking back, I realize I should have paused to reflect on my true purpose for taking the course. I ultimately realized that my primary goal was to connect with individuals I admired and to gain mentorship from them. Surprisingly, that’s exactly what happened! I was so fixated on what I wasn’t gaining according to the program’s outline that I failed to recognize the invaluable insights and connections I received, which actually set me on the path I needed to take.

A course of action that seemed to have ‘failed you’ or was a ‘waste of time’, should not throw you off course! If you zero back to your intent and WHY, you’ll suddenly find little nuggets of reason as to why this came into your path, even if its outcome wasn’t what you had in mind!

Of course, this isn’t to say that we should abandon our goals altogether. Goals serve as the roadmap that guides us towards our desired destinations. However, it’s essential to recognize that you shouldn’t get discouraged along the way by a defaulted plan.  Along the way, we may encounter detours, roadblocks, and unforeseen challenges. But rather than viewing these obstacles as setbacks, we can choose to see them as opportunities for growth, resilience, and adaptation. Once we truly let go, tap into faith and roll with the unexpected punches, we WILL start seeing things align in front of our eyes.

Clarity around our higher purpose will begin to unfold when we trust in the process, all the while staying true to our worth and intentions!

In summation to all that being said, here are some starter tips for anyone embarking on something new: It’s crucial to reflect and establish this mindset before anything!:

  • Dig real deep and think- WHY am I doing this? What’s the true, driving purpose?
  • Set goals that align with that purpose and not what should ‘conventionally’ happen in order to succeed.
  • Periodically check in and affirm whether the tasks and goals you’re planning are in alignment with the WHY. It’s important to reflect regularly on that core connection!

In the realm of personal and professional branding, intention plays a pivotal role in shaping our identity and attracting the right audience. When our messaging stems from a place of authenticity and purpose, it resonates more deeply with others. Natural engagement, relatability, and alignment with our ideal clientele become natural byproducts of operating with intention.

So, as you embark on your journey towards your goals, remember to start with intention. Take the time to dig deep and uncover the ‘why’ behind your actions. Set goals that align with your purpose, rather than what society dictates you should achieve. And most importantly, trust in the process. Embrace the twists and turns, knowing that each step brings you closer to your true destination!

In the end, it’s not just about reaching the summit; it’s about the journey—the lessons learned, the growth experienced, and the connections forged along the way. So, dream big, set your sights high, but above all else, trust in the journey, and let your intentions guide you to greatness!

Thanks for reading!



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