Developing confidence is a journey that goes one step at a time.
Trust process. These words have become more and more common to find in areas related to business, art, and self-development to name a few.
I recently came across this other approach: Think process, not product. Austin Kleon always has precise advice.
Process, inevitably, allows confidence to develop. Even when you’re not sure what you’re doing, you are constantly getting clues that lead to further steps. That’s why it’s a good idea to pay attention to what you’re paying attention to.
What if I can’t handle the challenge in front of me? What if I lack the skills to get started on my project? What if all my plans go badly? These questions may come up as we face new experiences in unknown territories. It’s normal. Developing confidence can be tricky.
However, I think failure is necessary to develop confidence in the middle of uncertainty. Yes, It’s okay to fail. You learned what doesn’t work for you. In reality you haven’t lost anything by failing, you’ve gained more wisdom that you wouldn’t have obtained otherwise.
Failure is part of the process. Failure is healthy.
So the end result is the reflection of your efforts and lessons learned. The journey is the actual success as you navigate through the ups and downs.
How are you living your process?