Trusting the Process

close up of the neck of a baglama saz
a smiling man in a jumper playing the mandolin

Earlier this week, I watched my current favourite TV programme, Portrait Artist of the Year, in which people paint a celebrity.

As a non-artist, I marvel at what these people produce in four hours. They paint a good likeness, while capturing the spirit of the person.

The common theme is that they all have a process. Of course. they’re talented and put in the hard graft, but watching the different processes is fascinating.

Much of what we do revolves around well-honed processes, perfected over hours of practice. Once we are aware of this, we can learn new skills by finding a process, following it and enjoying our progress.

Over the past two years, I’ve been slowly learning two musical instruments. It’s fun, creative and has given my work a bit of extra freshness and energy.

Go on, pick up something new, find a process, trust it and enjoy it!

close up of baglama saz being played by a man

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.