Stop Trying So Hard

One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success is the result of a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen. 

Yes, we have the responsibility to set our goals and realize our potential and play at our very best. We need to do our part. Good things definitely unfold for people who are devoted to doing great things. But I suggest we also need to show a gentle commitment to letting things unfold. In other words, do your best—then let life do the rest.  Life will always lead you to a place that’s better (even when it may not seem like it). I've learned it is important to let life lead you (not an easy lesson to get—I know; still working on that one myself). 

If you've tried everything possible to realize an outcome and it just hasn’t worked out as planned, stop trying so hard. Relax. Maybe nothing’s wrong. Maybe the timing’s not right. Maybe what you wanted wasn’t in your best interests. Maybe while one door seems to be closing, another is actually opening. And often, once you let go of what you thought was best, space is created for something even better to arrive. Because every ending ushers in a brand-new beginning.  

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