For any action to be fruitful, there need to be an important result.
Fast And Furious is one of my favourite movie series.
Not because of the critical stunts they perform with their cars, I mean I love those stunts! The thing I love more than their hot stunts is the subtle message they share in each part of their series.
My favourite message is in the Tokyo Drift part; when Han tells Sean that he would not race anyone to prove that he is better, if he is going to race, it has to be for something important.
I think that should be the point of our lives. We do everything just to prove that we are better than someone else. We rarely do something because it's important to us.
Competing with someone may help you to improve yourself, so it's a good thing, but only up to a certain level.
If you live only to defeat people who are competing with you, your growth will depend on whether there is someone better than you or not.
And if you can't defeat others, you will live like a failure.
So, competing can grow you, and it limits you too.
Instead of competing with people, if you live with a purpose, work for a certain outcome, you will always work for that outcome, not because you can do something better than someone else.
Then, even if someone will try to compete with you, it will not matter to you.
The only thing that will matter to you is your outcome, not winning or losing to someone.
Knowing your outcome is not limited to taking out the competition from your life, it can improve you in many other ways.
It will reduce the wastage of energy in your redundant actions.
If you know what you want, you will put your efforts on the things that will move you towards your goal.
But if you don't know what you want, your actions will have no results; you will reach nowhere.
Whenever you are caught in an argument or a fight, if you ask yourself what will be the outcome of this?
You get to prove your point, sure, but what after that?
Is your satisfaction to prove yourself right worth arguing with someone, worth wasting that much energy?
After thinking about this, you will discontinue the argument yourself most of the times.
Change the approach to do things.
Once you know what your outcome would be, you can change your approach again and again to reach your results.
The benefit of doing this is that after every approach you will move closer to your goals.
Like Elon Musk did, after failing for three times, he changed his approach three times and reached his goal, his outcome, for the fourth time.
Because he always knew what his outcome was, though he didn't know which approach will work.
When Should We Think About The Outcome Of Our Actions?
I would say think about the outcome whenever your actions matter.
Should you exercise today or take the day off?
What will happen if you take a day off, will you relax and exercise more enthusiastically the day after tomorrow?
Or are you being lazy?
Should you do your work today or wait for tomorrow?
How will the outcome of doing your work today or pushing it for tomorrow affects your habit, your productivity?
When you think about the outcome, you can make better decisions.
I would say that instead of jumping to conclusions like let's do this, let's do that, why not let's think about this and let's think about that?
The Problem You Face When You Don't Think About The Outcomes.
There is something missing in everyone's life. People say, they can't find purpose in their life; how can they?
They don't know what to do. They don't know what outcome they have to get in their daily life, let alone their whole life.
What would be better?
To add every step you take and compound it towards your goal and get more significant results!
Or to do things without thinking, see if you get lucky and maybe you will get some results!
A lot of us just keep working, keep doing things without even knowing in what direction they are going.
Where will we end up? Where will we reach?