What do meditation teachers, business coaches, and psychologists have in common?
The ones who I’ve run into tend to stress the importance of detachment.
Detachment, in this context, means not letting the results of what you’re doing affect your self-worth.
Put differently: Can you give substantial effort without needing a certain result? Can you feel proud simply for putting in the effort?
Or do you need a positive outcome to allow yourself to feel good?
Paradoxically, sometimes you’ll achieve better results by caring less.