The way I can achieve the outcomes I dream of is by having a process that guides me in the right direction. If I Measure output, not outcomes as following my process I have already done the hardest part.
This does not mean I will let it be up to chance whether or not I reach my dreams. I have to Always be shipping redesigns of my process that guide me towards the right outcomes.
People have put this many different ways:
It’s all the same core idea. Have a good process, and work it. Every day.
The way Steven Pressfield phrased it in “The war of art” is that the differentiating factor between a professional and an amateur is that professionals sit down every day and work their process, no matter what.