Weekly Words of Wisdom: E is for EFFORT – Humans are funny when it comes to getting stuff done. We put forth our best effort, and sometimes we try so hard – we try really really REALLY hard – and before you know it we’ve crossed the line between effort and struggle.

Effort feels empowering.

Struggle feels defeating.

It’s like trying to swim upstream, you know? When we swim against the current, not only are we fighting a losing battle, but we will be absolutely exhausted if we ever get there.

Recognizing when to lean in – or when to surrender – takes practice.

Knowing “when to say when” is an acquired skill.

What would happen if you surrendered to a current struggle? Can you relax a little and loosen your grip for a particular outcome? Like a challenging yoga pose, can you soften into it a little and find effort without struggle?

Effort feels empowering.

Struggle feels defeating.

Sometimes the answer is to just stop trying so hard.

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