Want the Result? Better Want the Process, Too

Ah! The glory of “the big time” is so sweet isn’t it? We put these things on a pedestal, too, don’t we? I mean, I think we should, too. It is the pinnacle after all.

As I write this I’m sitting behind home plate as my alma mater, USD, takes on UCLA in the NCAA Regional Championship. This is the pinnacle of college baseball. The lights are on, the announcer is doing his thing, the music is booming, and the players are in their game day gear. Everything is shiny and exciting.

USD at UCLA - 2013 NCAA Regional

USD at UCLA – 2013 NCAA Regional

From the stands, these guys have it made. They are barely 19 or 20 years old, athletic, and living the dream. A good portion of the crowd is made up of local high school and little league players wearing their team’s hat or sweatshirt and they are wide eyed and envious. These kids, too, are seeing what I’m seeing. The “Friday Night Lights” atmosphere is so captivating, what young player wouldn’t want to be on their field living the dream with these kids?

The problem with this picture, however, is that same problem with any coveted position like it. It doesn’t tell the whole story.

The truth is these boys, with all the free Nike gear in the world, playing on ESPN have worked their entire lives to be here. But, we can’t see that.  It looks like they’ve walked into fame and fun, when in reality they’ve been in the trenches of relentless work – the exact opposite scenario – they find themselves in now. Very few want that.

This observation is nearly universally true. We hear about the successes of the world’s leading executives and think, “How lucky?” We see  strong bodies and think, “Must be nice.” We do this because we see the result and fail to see the process.

Want results? Divert your eyes to the process. That’s what all the people with the results did.


Logan Gelbrich


Monday’ s Workout:

Find 1 RM Strict Press


Complete 2 rounds for reps of:

1 Minute Max Push Ups

-Rest 1 Minute-

1 Minute Max Sit Ups

-Rest 1 Minute-

1 Minute Max Squats

-Rest 1 Minute-