Have you been trying really hard to succeed in finding and following your passion—in making your dreams a reality?
How’s that working for you?
Are you tired, frustrated, and ready to give up?
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be a struggle. The bad news is that you might do it anyway, because you believe it is the only way.
Progress will happen at whatever speed it happens. When you try to push, you struggle, you suffer, and it slows everything down.
When you allow things to take their time, you get into the flow, and you enjoy the present moment.
There is no rush.
There is no hurry.
So you might as well enjoy what’s here and now.
Why We Try to Force Success
Everyone around us puts a high value on achievement and success.
We learn from an early age that we have to do, and the more we do, the better things get, or at least so we’re told, but have you taken a look around lately?
It’s all about doing.
And it isn’t making anyone happy.
It isn’t through force that you will succeed and enjoy life, but in allowing life to unfold in the way it does, while staying present.
This doesn’t mean that you become passive a observer, it just means that you stop resisting, forcing, and struggling.
You stop suffering.
It’s the equivalent of surfing on a wave and trying to stop it from hitting the shore.
One makes sense, while the other is utter lunacy.
A Short Story
Now, don’t get me wrong. I struggle, but not as much as I used to.
When you get into the flow, things happen without effort. You’ll fall into fear just like before, but that’s okay. It’s a part of the game.
When you stop forcing, life’s good.
This means allowing life to unfold and being curious as to what comes next.
How to Stop the Madness
The best way to stop the struggle is to develop trust in yourself.
And you do that one step at a time.
This could mean trusting your intuition, instincts, or unconscious. It doesn’t matter what label you put on it, because to me they all lead to the same place.
Most things never go as planned, because they just happen. People try to resist this fact, because they want certainty, but that’s just because they haven’t yet realized that certainty is not what they want.
The sooner you can let go of certainty and just allow life to unfold, the more you will enjoy life.
It is not something in the future that will bring you happiness, but this very moment. Take a deep breath, and notice the power that is already inside you.
It is always there, and will always be there, because it is you.
You are that which is aware of the struggle, the fears, and the thoughts in your mind.
You can do anything.
You can be(come) anyone.
But it all starts here and now.