Every football team has the supreme goal of winning the Super Bowl. Players maintain the best physical shape and work hard throughout the off-season. Players cry after winning the Super Bowl because they recall the sacrifices they made in order to get to that point. Winning the Super Bowl is great, however only 1 out of 30 teams each year gets to end their season with a Super Bowl win. That means that 29 other teams did not accomplish the ultimate goal. Would you consider every other team a failure for that season? Of course not. Many players retire without having won a Super Bowl. Those who have been on a Super Bowl winning team have had more seasons in which they didn’t win a Super Bowl. If an entire season is a failure, then what motivates players in the off-season to continue to work hard? Coaches encourage their players to focus on the process and not the outcome. Process is defined as: “intended to yield a specific result
Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As a student, you need to be focusing more of your time thinking about the process, not the outcome. Of course, you want to set an academic goal. Once you set your goal for the quarter/trimester/semester/year, then you need to focus on the process. The process involves actions that you must take each and every day in order to meet your goal. When you spend more time focused on the process, not the outcome, you better your chances of meeting your goal. Remember, the easy part is setting the goal. The work comes when you have to adjust your daily actions to meet the demands of the goal.
M/B (c/o 98)
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