When I was kid, I went through a phase where I would turn to the last page of a book as soon as I got my hands on it. I just wanted to know what would happen in the end, and what went down along the way was a secondary concern! But I quickly realized that knowing the end of the story was insignificant when I didn’t know what had transpired to get there. I came to see that the process was more important than the end game.
This was further reinforced over my many years as a competitive figure skater. When you practice hours on end, day in and day out, to prepare for a 3-minute performance where one false step can end your competition, you HAVE to embrace the process.
The journey may not be straightforward. But I have to believe it’s the twists and turns that make it that much more worthwhile at the end of the day. Right now, I’m turning the page to a new chapter as I prepare to head back to Chicago for year 2 of business school, embark on a journey with my new coach – Greg Mueller – begin a new chapter of my life with Adam, and lay the foundation for a career change, I am turning the page. I'm focusing in and have my eyes on the process. I’m putting one foot in front of the other and keeping the faith that results will take care of themselves down the road!