Should you focus on results or focus on the worK? Both answers are correct but …
You can be much happier focusing on the work than on the results. Because sometimes you do not have much control over the results. And this can lead to frustration, overwhelm, anxiety, and stress.
But if you get up every morning and focus on the work you have to do without stressing over what may happen or what the results may be, you have the opportunity to be a much happier person.
If you focus on the work you have to do, the results will come.
That is why it’s so important to love what you do for a living. If you are doing what you love to do, then you should have no problem focusing on the work you have to do. You will be able to get up every morning and focus on the tasks that will give you the results you are seeking.
And loving what you do does not mean you love everything you do in your work. There will always be tasks in any entrepreneurial pursuit that you do not like to do, tasks you procrastinate on, or tasks you let someone else do.
The big mistake a lot of people make is thinking every part of their business should be smooth sailing or that they should enjoy everything they do in their business. Nothing could be further from the truth.
If you are doing work that matters, it will still be difficult sometimes. But the rewards you receive will be much greater than any sacrifice you make or temporary setback you have to endure.
So, focus on the work (not the results), love what you do, do work that matters, and be happy.