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Love The Process


People who have great success—in any business—have one thing in common. They love the process.

I was at Starbucks the other day and I overheard a boy talking to his mom. During their conversation, the boy said, “I can’t wait to make a lot of money…”

In response, his mom asked, “What have you done to achieve this goal?”

There was a pregnant pause. Dumbfounded, the son replied, “Good question—nothing I guess.”

Standing there, I just thought of the age-old adage: You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

Name any successful person—Michael Jordan, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates—and I can guarantee you that he or she isn’t afraid of hard work. People who love the process enjoy the beginning, the middle, and the end. These are the type of people who love to grind it out.

What I miss most about coaching are the chalk talk sessions. On Sunday, as we prepped for the upcoming week, we would spend the entire day tinkering our scheme for our next opponent. We would draw a play up, add it to our playbook, only to junk it minutes later. We loved the idea of creating the perfect game plan. During these sessions, we looked forward to digging deep into the details. We weren’t afraid to tear up the paper and to start over. Our passion for the process allowed us to be successful on the gridiron.

Whatever you do, take your time. Enjoy the process.

- RO

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Ryan Oda (RB-23073) is a Real Estate Advisor with Forward Realty (RB-19423) in Honolulu, HI.