Trust the process.
I’ve lost track of the number of times athletes have said that during post-game interviews.
I understand what they’re saying, but sometimes I think it’s a load of crap because what you’re actaully saying is I don’t care if I win or lose and everyone knows that winning is better.
But there are different ways to win in a situation and sometimes just going through a situation (and trusting the process) is a win, especially if you use it as a fact-finding mission.
Just like athlete isn’t always going to deliver the game-winning run to win the game, you are not always going to be successful in the way you hoped. You’re not always going to get the job you applied for, the raise you asked for, the project you wanted to take on but it doesn’t mean the situation isn’t worth experiencing.
Just because the outcome isn’t what you wanted doesn’t mean the conversation or experience was a waste of time.
Change your perspective and look for a way to win in every conversation and situation. The video explains more.