So much of our lives focus on prioritizing outcomes more than experiences. Yet experiences dominate our memories more than the outcomes we produced.
Even our memories of outcomes are primarily about what it took to create them — the experience of getting there. Obstacles, challenges, pressure, and struggle lead to frustration in the moment but enhance the memory of our experience later on.
Keep that in mind when you face an unexpected challenge or get frustrated with how hard something is. One day, it will be a memory, and the experience you're struggling with now might define why the memory means so much to you when you look back on it later.
The time is now. Do the work.
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Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.