3. Process is more important than outcome.
When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.
This one is by far my favorite and one that resonates most closely to my heart. It’s not about the end, but about the path and the adventure that gets you there. I struggle to instill this in my three boys… and my husband.
Example. My husband hates long drives. To his point, most drivers nowadays are too busy with their phones to pay attention to the road. However, if you turn the drive into an adventure, doesn’t it make reaching your destination more bittersweet? The process to get there should be just as fun if not more so. Why take away from an experience?
Glassblowing ties well with this too. You have to master the process. You have to understand and embrace the physics of the material. You have to enjoy it, not fight with it.
I think this is where creative play becomes an key ingredient. It’s one of those neutral components, not a wet ingredient or a dry. It won’t disrupt the chemical makeup of the baking process. It enhances it. It can take the final product to another, unexpected level.