The Real Victory: Achieving Success through the Process, not the Results

Patrick Poh
4 min readMar 16, 2023

The best way to excel in any profession is to learn and practice for the process rather than the outcomes. It is critical to focus on what we can control rather than on the consequences, because the latter are beyond our control.

When we concentrate on the process, we can ensure that our methods and approaches are the best they can be, so that …

when the outcomes arrive, they will be the best they can be.

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Developing and sticking to a plan is essential

Divide your grand plan down into smaller steps and work through them one at a time. After all, a thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. Doing something small every day will bring us closer to our objective and allow us to achieve it. Maintaining a positive mindset and remaining motivated are also necessary for success. To get the most out of our efforts, we must emphasize the process over the results.

The goal should be to achieve happiness and fulfillment rather than bragging rights.

Put forth the effort, don’t give up when things become tough, and concentrate on development and improvement rather than outcomes. This is the most effective method to get the most out of any endeavor.

Experimenting and taking risks

It is necessary to take risks and experiment in order to improve and progress. We should try new things and be adaptable. Taking measured risks and experimenting with alternative tactics might provide us with a fresh perspective and expose previously unknown possibilities.

We should always be on the lookout for new ideas and techniques, but that doesn’t imply we should blindly follow them.

We must be willing to take risks, but we must also conduct research and be prepared for whatever happens. Experiment with new things, but make sure you have a strategy and know what to do if something goes wrong.

We should always have a backup plan when we take risks. We should also constantly strive to learn and develop.

Our goal should not be to keep doing the same thing; rather, we should strive for continuous self-improvement. Find methods to challenge yourself and push your boundaries, no matter how difficult it may be.


We must remember that success is determined not by our outcomes, but by the amount of effort we put in. No matter how difficult the process is, if we never give up and keep pushing forward, we will eventually succeed. We must concentrate on the journey of self-improvement.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what other people think of us as long as we’re happy of ourselves and the process we’ve worked so hard to complete. It is not always easy to stay focused, but it is necessary. Don’t let other people’s opinions or expectations come in your way of wanting to be your best and reach new heights.


“Winning” simply means defeating another person and making the other person unhappy. It is not required to have that mindset; instead, we can compete against ourselves to improve ourselves. Pushing our own boundaries and attempting to make improvement gives ourselves the necessary satisfaction.

A competitive society has become obsessed with winning. There is nothing to be won.

Everything that matters is how far we get, how many steps we take, and how much effort we put in.

Always learning and growing.

Increasing one’s knowledge and talents in order to advance to the next level. We must shift our focus away from the final goal and toward the process. The game is the process.

Establish goals, divide those goals into manageable activities, and keep track of our progress. Remember to reward ourselves when we reach a big milestone along the route.

Be cheerful, focused, and on track for success. Strive to achieve a little bit of progress every day, and don’t be disheartened by any setbacks or failures along the road.

Enjoy the process and be proud of every accomplishment along the road, no matter how long it takes. We can keep pushing forward, improve our talents and experiences, and reach the pinnacle of achievement if we work together.

Instead of focusing on the outcome, concentrate on the process.

Taking a long-term approach and focusing on the process, rather than the results, is the key to achieving success in any field. Breaking down the process into smaller, achievable steps, staying motivated and rewarded, and remaining positive and organized can help pave the way for a successful journey.

Being proud of our progress and hard work is the real reward, and it is the process that will lead us to the peak of success.