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Trust in your process

I am one of the most impatient people on Earth.

Sometimes, this weakness can actually be a strength, allowing me to take action before analysis by paralysis sets in.

Other times, I move a little too fast and end up going back to fix careless mistakes.

Regardless, I need to spend more time investing in my processes.

Whether I'm creating a brand or publishing a piece of writing, my unique process sets me apart from other designers and writers.

The thing is, sometimes I focus so much on speed, I fast-forward and end up sacrificing quality.

What's the point of creating a process if you're not going to trust in it?

This is why I need to spend more time building processes that balance both speed and quality.

Eventually, I will be able to teach others how to tweak them in order to find their own success.

But's that's another process for another day.

Don't forget to press pause

I have a hard time showing gratitude.

It's not that I'm not thankful for everything I have - I just tend to forget. I'm always so entangled in the next step that I forget to stop and show gratitude for where I am and what I have.

This shouldn't be too hard considering all it takes is a few moments.

Whether you're showing gratitude towards someone else or simply reminding yourself in a journal, a few minutes can make all of the difference.

Within these few minutes, you can:

• Tell someone how much they really mean to you.
• Remind yourself of how far you've come.
• Acknowledge life's little pleasures, like coffee or you know, being alive.
• Identify a new opportunity to take during the day.

The list goes on and on.

Unfortunately, we're all so focused on the fast-forward button that most of us forget to push pause.

If you ask me, this is the most underrated button there is.

Now if I could just remember where I put that damn remote in the first place...