Relaxation is not always the answer
Tension is not a bad word. We need tension in life because we need balance. If we relaxed too often, nothing would ever get done. We would lose our drive to do anything. Humans wouldn't be around for long without tension.
I know this logically, but I have a tendency to have a more zen approach to life. It has served me well in many cases, but not always.
A few months ago, my mentor Paul Brunson pointed this out to me. "You're too zen" he told me. He went on to explain that while I was great at attracting good things to me, I wasn't as proactive as I should be in making great things happen in my business.
I had to admit, he was right. I wasn't doing everything I could to grow my business. I wasn't going after things so much as I was letting them come to me.
I am all about attracting the good. But nothing attracts the good like action.
You take action and then you relax, with the faith that every action has an opposite and equal reaction, as Newton's 3rd law of physics teaches us. It's a reminder that I need to hear from time to time. And I hope it's useful to you as well.
If there's anything you are wishing and hoping for in your life right now, I challenge you to take one step towards making it happen, no matter how small. Let the tension motivate you to action.