When you are faced with a task you must complete, or a problem you must solve, what is your usual approach to it?
Is your approach like that of most people? They hammer away at it, without pause, like a jackhammer, using a LOT of force and effort, expending massive amounts of energy, creating a lot of noise, yet not really accomplishing anything.
The trouble with that approach is not only the extreme expenditure of energy and effort, but things (and people) tend to get damaged along the way, which leads to a worse situation then you originally started with.
Now if the task or problem was a mountain, then, a jackhammer is one way of getting through to the other side. Yet, there is another way.
Instead of forcing and wasting energy, why not be more like water. Water doesn't fight obstacles, it just quietly and effortlessly flows AROUND them. No effort or energy wasted, no one and nothing is damaged, and it still ends up exactly where it is supposed to be.
For some reason, as a society, we believe that we have to force outcomes, and be ruthless to get what we want. However, if you look back at your accomplishments and successes, you will probably find that the greatest (most memorable) ones, were usually the result of situations and circumstances just falling into place for you without any overt forcing or effort on your part, and you were just along for the ride.
There is no need to force anything, all you have to do is keep moving.
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