I am proposing a radical and counter-intuitive approach to forcing an outcome – doing nothing! Please understand that I am not suggesting completely withdrawing from the world, engaging in a marathon viewing of old sit-coms or eating mass quantities of ice-cream, junk food or chocolate. What I am advocating for is a strategy of temporarily stepping away from our natural tendency to force a situation and allowing the situation to organically unfold. This approach can feel quite foreign and challenging initially, especially when every cell of your body is screaming for you to take action. Through engaging in the discipline of stepping back and allowing a situation to unfold, much of the situational drama that impedes forward momentum will play out and elegantly resolve itself. Through this allowing strategy, you ultimately wind up avoiding much of the physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that results from forcing a situation that truly needs to unfold and organically resolve itself. An added bonus is that the resolution is often much better than anything that you would have imagined.
Where in your professional or personal life could you potentially benefit from the unexpected gifts of allowing a situation to organically unfold?