1 Corinthians 3:7 says, “So that neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but it is God who gives the increase.”
Focus on the process and not the results.
Well, probably a lot like you; I talk with people who get frustrated and disappointed because things don’t always turn out the way they were hoping.
Well, I have a good friend of mine who is a professional golf instructor. He has told me that one of the biggest mistakes that his students make is that when he is working with them is that they get concerned about the shot, that they don’t stay focused on the mechanics of the swing. He tells me that if people would just stay focused on the golf swing, the shot’s going to turn out great.
Well, the same is true in business
Too often we spend so much of our time and energy worrying about the things we can’t control.
But we must remember what we can- and what we CAN’T control.
For example, in sales we can’t control whether or not our customer buys from us. But we can develop a process that helps them make a good buying decision.
In marketing our product or service, we cannot dictate how people will perceive our brand or our company – But we can develop a process and a plan that places our company in a favorable light in the public.
So, to experience true success- remember how important it is to focus on the process- not to be so consumed with the results.
When you do this, you will be applying the Truth@Work.
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2Have you tried to focus on the process instead of the results? Was this challenging? If you haven’t tried it,
how do you think it would be for you?
- 3What other scripture goes along with this lesson?
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.