The secret to success, dreams come true, the universe and everything
Catchy headline, right?
Well, I bet my message is not quite what you had in mind.
I won't actually tell you how to become more productive, how to write a New York Time's bestseller, and this post most certainly won't make you rich. (At least not in the traditional sense of the word.)
Now that we've got that out of the way, let me make a bold assumption about you.
I'm willing to bet that you're pretty ambitious.
(You and me both, then.)
And that's why you need what I've got more than anything else.
(Because I have been there too.)
You need to hear what I have to say, because if you want success, dreams come true, the universe and everything, it is pretty easy to take on more than you can chew.
(Oh yes, I have been there.)
(And if you're determined to get that books to the top of the list, you don't really need anyone to tell you how to do it, aaaanyways.)
So here we go: Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to do nothing at all. Sometimes, it is wise to take a step back and let things unfold, all by themselves.
Let's say you're writing that book. What happens when you write and write and write, without stepping back to get an overview? Or say you dream of living a life full of awesomeness and magic. What happens when you sparkle and glow, help and inspire without stopping to think about how you really feel inside?
Whatever you dream about, whatever you do, we all need to rest sometimes.
Because nothing good comes from pushing.
Pushing is when we work and work and work, and then work a little more. Pushing is when you keep working, even though you're already exhausted. Pushing is when you contine, even though everything is lost already. Pushing is when you are tempted to give up, just because you can't stand doing what you're doing any more. Pushing is to value the dream higher than you value yourself.
I know. It's so, so easy to get attached to the outcome. It's so, so easy to cling to that silver lining, the dream in the end of the tunnel. And sometimes, you want something so badly it physically hurts just to think about it. Sometimes all you want to do is to go for it, full throttle. And that's all good. Just make sure you don't loose yourself on the way.
So this post is going to be short and sweet.
Take a break from whatever it is that you're doing.