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Ease off your thinking

It’s tempting, when you don’t know what to do, when you don’t have an immediate answer, to try to force the issue. You try harder, think faster, attempt to figure things out, and struggle to come up with something.

The most powerful and productive thing to do when you don’t have an immediate answer to a problem is to gently back off of your thinking, consciously ease up, let go, and extend less effort. Doing so frees your mind and allows your innate intelligence and wisdom to come into play.

Put another way, when you feel pressured and stressed, your wisdom is obstructed. But, as you ease off your thinking, it’s free to surface and help you. Ideas will come to you.

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