Have a goal?
Hope to feel good pursuing it?
Will you the whole time?
In fact, you might even feel miserable.
Or the goal just seems too far away.
Humans can survive nearly a month without food and less without water.
How long can a human exist without thought?
That voice in your head, the inner-critic, is always there.
It creates nonexistent narratives.
It influences everything.
You can fight it all you want, but I suggest working with it.
Understand what triggered it.
Then, move forward.
Adaptability is maintaining an openness to possibility.
It is seeing something through.
To adapt is to be like water.
To be like water means to be fluid.
When distractions arise, choose fluidity over force.
This isn’t about “going with the flow”.
Moreso, it implies having the capacity to adjust accordingly.
Rigidity is the exact opposite of that. It is force.
Rigidity is ego.
Rigidity eliminates opportunities.
Rigidity produces narrow, shortsighted thoughts.
Rigid thoughts create a false sense of mastery.
When rigid thoughts fester
And exacerbate turning into
Yes, tension is necessary
Too little and you’re not engaged
But too much?
That eliminates clarity.
Without clarity, you’re more susceptible
To poor-decision making aka taking the path of least resistance.
That path ensures stagnancy
And promotes selfishness
So, as you continue to hunt down those 2018 goals
with unrelenting focus, remember to adapt.
The good, bad, and ugly…
They are all opportunities to get better.
If you need to go through the motions, go through the motions.
If you need to rev things up, do it.
Instead of fighting these different phases, emotions, and moods,
work with them
Doing so doesn’t mean you’re losing your edge
Rather, you are:
To get there, think of water
Without water you die
Water also represents the perfect balance
Between openness and rigidity
Assertiveness and aggression
Too much openness equals
Too much tension is followed by
So next time you hear
Just go with the flow
Instead of cringing