It was my wedding anniversary last week.
I found myself reflecting on our wedding song, a damn good song, “True Love Travels on a Gravel Road,” by Elvis Presley.
It’s an “old soul” kind of song for a wedding.
It’s not like our true love had been on a road that was so full of gravel, nor had we lived through so many winters together (as the song goes), but I think we both appreciated the message.
Perfection is in the process.
I have to take a step back from time to time and remind myself of that.
If you’re a driven, motivated business owner, you can easily get caught in the spell of “how great things will be” when you achieve your next goal.
No doubt, it feels great, but for how long?
If you’re like me, and most entrepreneurs, you’re onto the next, onto the next.
It can be easy to get swept away by that momentum, and lose sight of the present moment.
In love, you can forget that the person you’re with was once your dream come true.
If you’re struggling together, it can be hard to believe that he is your dream come true!
In business, if you’re facing a technical frustration or know you need to make a change but are not quite sure what that is, it can be easy to forget the beauty of the fact that you’re one of the few who gets to call yourself your own boss.
Instead, you might be waiting to cross the finish line of your next successful launch, reach your next financial goal or get five figures of followers on whatever social media platform is “it.”
Crossing a finish line for a marathon feels great, no doubt.
That 18 mile run in the rain that you didn’t want to do.
Or maybe the feeling all day long of being warm, dry afterwards and pleasantly sore afterwards, knowing what you had done earlier while everyone else was asleep.
Either way, it’s never about the end result.
Whether we’re talking about love, business or running, perfection is in the process.
The growth, depth and strength comes from the breakdowns: the arguments, the rebrands, the destroyed quads.
Stop and marvel at the process you’re within.
Because it’s perfect.
Cheers to thriving in business and love,