In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig says:
You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It's easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally.
But that's not an option, right? We need a process we can trust in to slowly understand our:
Wants: What do we want out of our career - dream big, start where your feet are.
Capacity: What are we capable of now and more importantly, what's actually possible with focus, humility, and discipline.
Approach: Melding 1 and 2 in your own process. BIG DISAPPOINTING NEWS FLASH -- We don't have some “process” for you to follow. You need to make your own, realize you got it wrong, and make it 1% less wrong every day by repeatedly examining 1 and 2.
We are not all dealt the same hand in life. The process is about uncovering how to best play the hand you are dealt. If you learn how to play it well enough you get dealt a new hand, and eventually, another hand and another hand as your pot continues to grow.
Your process will need to shift or be completely rewritten at times. Be a student of life, for life. Accept that “we” as a company, team, and individuals, are always growing and in a constant state of self-discovery, self-growth and change. Do all of these things with intent.
Resources to help find and built a process you can trust
What is Trusting The Process?
WHAT IT IS
WHAT IT'S NOT
Engagement Managers and what “We Trust the Process” means to them