The Law of Process

Begin with the end in mind, then follow your process to get to the end


Greetings! Today I would like to talk about another law I learned about in the book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.” The first law was the law of the lid. Today, I would like to talk about the law of process. This law states that leaders are not born in a day, but born daily. That means that you don’t just wake up one day and BAM you’re a leader. What you do on a daily basis doesn’t seem like much, but over time you begin to change and that daily process will grow you into the leader you want to be.

I read a fantastic book last year called “The Compound Effect.” The entire book talked about this law. It described how everything you do in life compounded over time turns you into the person you are because of the daily routines you have done that got you there. For example, if you are overweight, you did not just wake up overweight.  Over time you eat more calories than you should have each day, and day by day those added up and three years later, BAM you are overweight. If you start reading 10 or 15 pages per day of a good personal development book, you will not become an amazing intellectual over the course of a week or month, but over time the more you stick to the daily reading routine year after year, the better you will become. That is because of the Law of Process, or the compound effect.

Life is a process, a journey. So many people want to get to the destination as fast as possible. They want to reach their goals ASAP. But the real joy is what you learn during the process. What you learn along the journey is what is most important. When things in life come your way, you just have to figure them out and during that process you learn. When it happens again, you know what to do. Every set back in life is really a set up. When a trial or tribulation comes your way, understand that on the other side you will be far better off by going through it then around it.

As a kid, one of the famous sayings I recall is that we should all begin with the end in mind. Set a goal and once you know where you want to go, continue every day doing something small that will get you closer and closer to your goal. Knowing and practicing the law of process every day will ensure that you will get to the end and achieve your goal.  Remember to enjoy the process!


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