What's left? Process.
After all the work and the painting is complete, the photograph is printed, the script is written. The goal is complete. What was the process like? Is this not why we are artists? We only have control of our process and how we get from A to Z. If we focus on the process we will arrive at our destination. Ultimately, the final product (the result) is how we will be judged...the the journey is ours. Nobody can take that away.