How often do you find yourself struggling to achieve your goals?
Most of us grew up with the motto: Success requires hard work or You have to work hard to make money. I sure did, in fact when I felt like I was competing for something… I would tell myself that I could be the one to work the hardest and put in the most time. I carried that thought with me for decades… I valued hard work and I still do… but here is the thing that I have discovered: if we think something is going to be hard or hectic, it turns out to be that way. There is a different paradigm: one that involves ease and flow. This doesn’t mean that we don’t sweat or we don’t have long hours at times… but it does mean that we can experience ease and flow- it doesn’t have to be a constant struggle. We can value our rest and rejuvenating times.
Here is an example of what I mean:
If we look at accomplished athletes- olympians, pro athletes, all stars, etc, we most often think- they have trained hard and of course they have put in terrific workouts, conditioning, and skills training- but every workout is followed by rest and recovery. What happens if a person works out without ever resting their muscles? Injury, failure to reach potential, and burn out.
When you look at your most important goals- set the intention that you will achieve them with ease and flow. The right people will come to you, you will seize the right opportunities, and you will enjoy the process of achievement. You will rest, relax and celebrate.
Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.
Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life Coach and Transformational Author of multiple books.