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I will talk with John Clark about how to deal with the threat of external validation.
In relationships its more important to focus on the quality of your interaction than on your wedding day.
In academia it's more important to focus on the research you discover and the ideas you present than the diploma you get at the end.
In business it is more important to focus on creating high-quality products and services that add value to people's lives than on profit.
Events (wedding, graduation, profit, etc.) are always results of processes.
It's good to talk.