a consequence, effect, or outcome of something.
What is a “result”? A result is many things to many people, but let’s talk about you. Let’s talk about me. A result is one thing. It is the end of a story. And that story is your life. Our lives may be filled with many stories, maybe chapters are a better word. We are so focused on the result we forget about the content of our own story. A result is the sum of all of the events in our story. Whether our story is filled with triumph, failure, love, or despair, our body will tell the story by showing the result.
Well, here we are. The end of another month, season, year, however long we want our story to be. Right now is the result of anything that has happened before. Looking at a result alone is like reading a book backwards. It’s like saying to yourself “well that was a horrible ending” without reading the content of the book ahead of time.
In today’s day and age, we completely judge a book by its cover without ever delving deep into the content. Social media, while having it’s benefits, has greatly reinforced this. We all look at the result and say I want that or wow that’s their “result”. Let me tell you a story.
Recently, I heard a comment about myself. “Well shouldn’t he have 6 pack abs if he is going to be a trainer”. This initially infuriated me. My fury turned to frustration with myself. An internal judgement took place. A look at my result forgetting completely about my story. Two major injuries, moving a business twice, a new relationship, purchasing a house, having a baby, surviving a pandemic, and rolling with the punches to make sure my team still has a place to work, can derail you a bit. Throw in that wonderful baby that does not sleep wonderfully and I can almost be happy with where I am at.
See, we are all our own worst critic. We judge the result of our story and forget about the content. What derailed us? What internal struggle have we gotten past? What is holding us back. And is our “result” just a “to be continued” leading up to an amazing ending. When we look at our result don’t forget to remember the story. We all struggle. It is your choice how your story ends. Go after the “result” you want! Live happily ever after.