What Does it Mean to “Trust the Process”?

“Trust the process.”

How many times have you heard this phrase before? I’ve heard it more often this year than ever before. I’ve actually heard several different content creators of different scales say that they “trust the process” in whatever it is that they’re doing. But what exactly does it mean to “trust the process”?

This is what I’ve been thinking about over the past couple of weeks as I continue to struggle through my own issues. This year has really kicked my ass- and I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the only person who feel this way. It’s been incredibly hard trying to find a job as the coronavirus pandemic gets worse and worse where I live. Hell, lockdown is now a very real possibility that I have to worry about. Needless to say, things are looking to be rather bleak for me.

Despite all of this, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how they “trust the process” in whatever it is they’re going through. What does that mean? Well, it basically means that while things don’t look thing at this moment, you need to trust the process in order to see everything work out in the end. In other words, you need to have faith in the idea that things will eventually be the way you want them to be with the help of time.

If you’re an optimist, “trust the process” is a phrase that fits this mindset well. But if you’re not an optimist like me (I consider myself to be a realist), then this phrase can be annoying. That’s truly how I felt about it at first. How can I “trust the process” when everything is so awful right now? How can I “trust the process” when there are certain things I simply cannot change, no matter what I say or do? I just want to fix things now, rather than wait for things to fix themselves.

As this pandemic continues to go on and on however, I’ve realized that I have no choice but to “trust the process” anymore. I can only do so much on my own to better myself. I also need to trust that things will eventually work out in my favour. I need to expect things to get better, no matter how bad they may be right now. It can be a frustrating prospect, especially if you’re an impatient person. But I think we all need to learn to “trust the process”. It can bring about good things in the end if you do this for any aspect of you life where it can apply.

What do you think of the idea of having to “trust the process”? Do you agree or disagree with it? Let me know in the comments below, or by reaching out to me on social media!

xo,

Elizabeth

Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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