45+ Trust The Process Quotes To Help You Weather Any Storm

by Team Scary Mommy
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Idioms are a dime a dozen. It’s raining cats and dogs, once in a blue moon, go the extra mile — these are all popular idioms that pepper our everyday language and ones we learn when we learn our ABCs. But do you ever stop and think of their origin? Probably not. That’s probably because it’s often impossible to track down the exact reason or time the idioms or sayings entered our vernacular. That said, there is one oft-used idiom we can trace back to an origin — “trust the process.” As the story goes, the phrase was first used by Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten in a 2015 interview with ESPN. Now, fans of the NBA team regularly chant the motto at games, riling up the players and each other in their belief of their home team. According to, the uplifting phrase means, “things may look bad now, but we have a plan in place to make it better.”

As with so many sayings, trust the process quotes have taken on a life of their own, going from a sports-related idea to a staple in the inspirational quote genre. So if you’re going through a rough patch and need the motivation to help weather the storm, we rounded up the most popular trust-the-process quotes to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  1. “Hold the Vision…drop the excuses…remember your why. Swerve around obstacles…trust the process. Happiness and success will find you.” — Karen Salmansohn
  2. “Commit to the healing path and trust the process.” — Rosenna Bakari
  3. “Transmutation: Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives are pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation/transmutation.” — Lalah Delia
  4. “Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.” — Germany Kent
  5. “Trust in the process as you journey through life in all its emotional highs and lows knowing each moment is sacred and that your soul is safe.” — Anna-Thea
  6. “When you do things the right way, it will take longer, just trust the process!” — Hopal Green
  7. “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” — W. Edwards Deming
  8. “What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.” — Mandy Hale
  9. “It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.” — Sara Hall
  10. “Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process.” — Elif Shafak
  11. “As you learn to TRUST YOURSELF something miraculous happens. You begin to TRUST THE PROCESS you are living and the miracles life brings!” — Iyanla Vanzant
  12. “So the single most vital step on your journey towards enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind.” — Eckhart Tolle
  13. “You are not defined by your past. Trust your potential. Trust the process.”
  14. “Trust the process, one day at a time! What’s for you is for you and no one can stop that!” — Tony Gaskins
  15. “Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.” — Alexandra Stoddard
  16. “Whatever this unknown path has before you, trust the process.” — Lalah Delia
  17. “Everything is falling together perfectly, even though it looks as if some things are falling apart. Trust in the process you are now experiencing.” — Neale Donald Walsch
  18. “Don’t let the enemy try to keep you bound with fear. The devil is a liar. Stay in faith and trust the process. Be still, God has a plan!” — Germany Kent
  19. “Be brave. Let go. Trust the process. Allow the universe to reveal its beautiful plan.” — Amy Atherton
  20. “Believe in yourself. Trust the process. Change forever.” — Bob Harper
  21. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery — there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” — Rick Warren
  22. “I release the past with ease and trust in the process of life.” — Louise Hay
  23. “Trust the process… The Universe Knows What She’s Doing.” — Anna-Thea
  24. “Nothing worth having comes easy. Trust the process.” — Napz Cherub Pellazo
  25. “Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” — Tony Gaskins
  26. “Life is not what it’s supposed to be… it’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” — Virginia Satir
  27. “Trust your journey, trust the process, raise your energy and the right people will come into your life.” — Steven Aitchison
  28. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” — E.B. White
  29. “You can’t really protect women or men from their choices, so let them have their own lives and trust the process.” — Stephen Singular
  30. “There are times in our lives it feels like failure. It seems as if we are falling but we really are flying… Have faith… Trust the process.” — April Peerless
  31. “Playful arising is authorized by both risk and trust in the process and in oneself. To be truly playful and improvisational, one must not look for results.” — Joshua L. Goldberg
  32. “The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” — Randy Komisar
  33. “So trust the process of your life unfolding, and know with certainty, through the peaks and valleys of your journey, that your soul rests safe and secure in the arms of God.” — Dan Millman
  34. “I don’t know where it’s coming from, or when it’s coming, but it is coming. Please have faith and patience. Trust the time gap…what you seek is making its way towards you now.” — Karen Salmansohn
  35. “Trying harder makes the resistance more. It’s letting go of the cars that makes it less. It’s trusting the process. It’s trusting the stream. It’s trusting that you have an inner being that is calling you toward it.” — Abraham Hicks
  36. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.” — Oliver James
  37. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie
  38. “In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and just band around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.” — Esther Hicks
  39. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” — Arthur Ashe
  40. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” — William Jennings Bryan
  41. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson
  42. “Sometimes when something doesn’t work out as you wanted, there’s something better coming your way. Although it’s difficult to believe in “something better” from where you stand. Sometimes “redirection” is a helpful “intervention,” leading you away from problems you could not predict. And towards benefits you could not imagine. Sometimes “mistakes” lead you to lessons learned. And growth gained. All of which will help you to become more. And get more than you might have become and gotten otherwise.” — Karen Salmansohn
  43. “You know how if you plant seeds it takes time for the fruits of the seeds to push up through the ground’s surface? Same goes for the changes you want to manifest. They take time to see. So seeing isn’t believing. Seeding is believing. What you seed is what you get. If you seed positive thoughts & habits, success will eventually blossom for you.” — Karen Salmansohn
  44. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” — Gilda Radner
  45. “God is up to something. There is a reason why you went through what you went through. Trust the process. He’s got you.”
  46. “Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin
  47. “Love is the spirit that motivates the artist’s journey.” — Eric Maisel

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