Is It Time To Go With The Flow?

Calling Type A’s

Going with the flow might bring to mind images of a super laid-back surfer-dude type, but that’s just one interpretation. Even people with Type A tendencies can learn to go with the flow. You don’t have to suddenly acquire an easy-going personality or lose your drive, perhaps just learn to redirect and leverage that drive.

You’ve heard me talk about finding the right blend of making and allowing¹ and depending on your personality you may be more comfortable with one approach than the other. Much of our growth in life involves learning to read the current and comprehend what is needed —a measure of making or allowing— as we encounter each situation, challenge, or change.

Going with the flow is by no means passive if you consciously choose to let the current lead you. When you find a way to “cooperate” with whatever is currently happening in your life it becomes easier to make progress and to recognize the potential that is present.

Is It Time?

photo of kayakers in rapidsIn life we are constantly reassessing priorities. As we attempt to move one goal along, other priorities emerge that delay progress and frustration ensues. What I’ve learned though, is that while plans often need to be altered, the newer version usually works better anyway.

Persistence, passion, drive, and flow work together. It’s not always necessary to drop your plans completely when things get delayed. If the goal is right for you it will still be there after you tend to whatever needs tending. You can never go wrong by going with the flow. The current always delivers you to the right destination.

How Can You Cooperate?

Going with the flow means responding to what’s right in front of you with courage, trust, and confidence, whether it’s appearing as a problem or an unexpected gift. As you practice going with the flow, there is a freedom that results as well as a heightened awareness and ability to detect opportunity.

This Week’s Call to Action:

  • What is the opportunity or challenge that is right in front of you?
  • How can you cooperate with what’s happening and direct your own energy accordingly?
  • In what way are you willing to be flexible, to let go, and to trust?

“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”
— Emmanuel Teney

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¹For more on the balance of making and allowing see: Can You Make It Happen? (Series)

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