Do expectations of big results just get in the way of big success?
Movie director Quentin Tarantino was delighted and surprised at his high grossing opening weekend of his latest flick, Inglorious Basterds (misspelled on purpose):
“It feels really great. I never knew I’d make a movie that would do that well on an opening weekend, so that was pretty groovy.”
QT’s not the only one who focused on doing his project (which he has been planning for nearly a decade) instead of on expectations of its success. See here for a top NM star who said she’d have thrown out anyone who told her she could earn $10,000/mo.
Are you doing your thing mostly for the rewards? Or because you think the thing is really cool? Or might help save the world?
To get results, one need not fixate on them. Instead, fixate totally on doing and mastering the thing as best you can. Let the results take care of themselves. Sometimes results-fixated peeps do bad things.
“She (or he) who is always brooding over results often loses nerve in the performance of his duty. He becomes impatient and then gives vent to anger and begins to do unworthy things: he jumps from action to action, never remaining faithful to any. She who broods over results…is always distracted, she says good-bye to all scruples, everything is right in her estimation, and she therefore resorts to means fair and foul to attain her end.” – M Gandhi
Do the thing, get the power (Emerson). Let God take care of the rest.
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