A recent article on CNBC.com discusses how focusing not on results, but on the components (the process) you can control that lead to results, will bring success in the short and the long-term. It centers on sports, but it applies anywhere.
But, aren't we all obsessed with what the scoreboard says? Isn't our pay tied to sales or operations results? Yes, but... focusing on results builds barriers that impede performance. It distracts from what really matters and drains energy from doing the right things at the right time for the right reasons.
The article discusses 'being present' in what you are doing and stressing over things you can't control. If you believe in your processes and practice that process regularly, the results you seek and the results you deserve, will come.