Give In Now Or Be Exhausted
Here's my strategy for this year. I'm going with the flow.
by James Henry McIntosh
We are conditioned to believe that life is a struggle. Yet, nature has many examples that show the success of the easy way, like rivers finding the easiest flow to the sea.
Have you swum across a river? The inexperienced river-crosser aims at a point directly across and struggles against the current. But the experienced river-crosser merely aims to get across and flows with the current to the other side.
If you are aiming at a specific spot, then you must ‘tame' the river. But why not merely aim to cross over? Then you can ride the current across and walk to the desired spot.
About midway across the inexperienced river-crosser will find that his struggle has exhausted him. Now he must choose: a final fight against the current or give in to its flow.
Me? I'm giving in now so I won't be exhausted by June.
I'm James McIntosh at nonsenseatwork.com
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James Henry McIntosh is the Chief Nonsense Officer for NonsenseAtWork.com. He advises executives on dealing with nonsense at work in the hope that this will make them, their teams and their organizations more effective. When this gets the better of him, he retreats to writing and public speaking until his confidence returns. He has been repeating this cycle for more than 20 years without seriously hurting anyone. Sign up for free newsletter on http://www.nonsenseatwork.com
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