The person who reaches her goal?

Or the person who does the things that take her to the goal?

And no, they’re not the same thing.

The person who’s only focused on the goal will take almost any action to get there. All of which aren’t going to work long-term. At the end of the goal, there’s a cliff.

Once she achieves her goal, she might be in a situation she didn’t anticipate.

But the person who does the things that take her to her goal will keep going. She has a system, a process.

By focusing on the process, she develops skills, habits, and insights that will be valuable beyond reaching her initial goal.

Yes, there are scenarios where an obsessive focus on the goal will be the right approach.

But for long-term success, a process-focused approach is the way to go.

-J