Trust the Process. I’ve heard this a lot lately. On the news, in a talk show, on a YouTube video, I keep hearing this phrase: “trust the process”. What process exactly are they talking about? And are the people using this phrase really sure what it is supposed to mean?
When I heard one particular person say it–and knowing who she is–it occurred to me that “trust the process” for her was “just do it the way I want you to do it.” Hmmm.
So in my endless curiosity, I went to the Internet. I know, I know, not everything out there is a good source or even accurate–but at least there is a great deal of information I can sift through to decide what something really potentially is.
So the urban dictionary defines it this way: “Trusting the process involves supporting a team who is tanking on purpose in order to hoard draft picks as well as assets. Trust the process, also abbreviated as TTP, is somewhat cult-like at times.” (urbandictionary.com)
Yeah that doesn’t make any sense. Especially in the contexts I keep hearing the phrase.
In a couple of other articles, the gist is a person should “trust the process” specifically meaning trusting a company or employer to address issues within its organization while the consumer or employee waits to see what, if anything will be done regarding the issue, thereby “trusting the process” that the “right” outcome will always win out.
Yeah. That sounds a lot like “just do it the way I want you to do it” also…while issues, disagreements and situations are ignored, swept away and disregarded.
Very not cool.
What’s funny, is that the way the phrase is being used is almost meant to sound motivational.
So I kept searching. And I found this on conniechapman.com:
“To trust the process means to know and have faith that there is a divine plan moving through you and your life in any moment.”
Ok I can handle that. I know there is a divine plan out there and I trust that we should trust that. I know that everything happens for a reason.
Having faith in a divine plan also means that you have a purpose in life and I wholeheartedly believe that we do have a defined purpose, but I also believe that reaching and fulfilling your purpose takes work.
And hard work to reach the life you want to live is what it is all about as long as you are not compromising your values. Working towards your true goals in life to create the life you really want to live is–and should be–the most important reason for doing everything you do.
The road may be a difficult one but if your intentions are pure you can have the life you want to have as it was intended. In this sense we should trust the process–our process!
Don’t let others define what you should do or who you should be with a popular and catchy phrase. Be true to yourself, honor your goals. Look for the answers to your next steps inside of yourself and know that your hard work will pay off.
Have a wonderful Friday! Trust yourself to know your heart and have fun!
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