When I was a kid, I loved nothing more than going fast on my bike.
I would pedal as fast as I could – legs a blur – to reach top speed. Then I would relax and let the bike do its thing as I free-wheeled down the street.
Pedal, relax, pedal, relax.
For many of us, we pedal and pedal – but we forget to relax.
We strive and we effort and we push to get things done.
We try so, so hard.
And yet, it’s not until we relax – until we put our head back and float – that results come.
Indeed, we’re often pedaling so hard that we don’t allow a gap for the good stuff to happen.
The trick is to remember to stop pedaling.
To remember to release the grip.
To remember to free-wheel and let the bike take us where we want to go.
So… if you find yourself efforting, try letting go of the outcome.
Then see what happens.
You might be surprised.