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No such thing as "no process"

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

The process is always the same — that’s why you can trust it

This week I've been thinking about process—what it is and why we can trust it. Here are three picks on that theme to help you turn overthinking into expert thinking:

  1. “Trusting the process means knowing that, like the start of any experiment, there will be results.” — by me, on what to do when you're feeling doubt about your work
  2. “A process is simply the steps it takes to complete a task, so if a task is completed then by definition a process was used.” — The Null Process by Kate Heddleston
  3. The process of trust in three steps by Rachel Botsman, whose Rethinking newsletter is one I enjoy regularly.

Extra thought…

My link about trusting the process is the first part of a series…stick around for Part 2: Danger! When you Discover it’s More Than Doubt, and Part 3: When the Process Can’t be Trusted.

The other two articles are older, but both excellent and their ideas are timeless.

When you think of process, what comes up? What about trust? Where are these two concepts getting along in your life? Double down on that and see what happens!
Kim


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Kim Witten, PhD - Coach & Consultant

Hello! My name is Kim Witten and I’ve spent four decades overthinking absolutely everything. I’ve turned this ability into a super skill to get stuff done and now my mission is to help others do the same. Read more about my journey

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