Don’t force it 🤬

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This is classic…

15 minutes ago, I was about to hop into the shower and I thought about the MLB Network show I had coming up and a long weekend of constant work/play activity… There was going to be a lot on my plate, and seemingly, a lot to organize and line up to make sure it worked out just right.

In the midst of the ensuing chaos, I reminded myself of an approach that always seems to help me in these sort of situations…

A light bulb then went off in my head and I immediately thought:

“That’s definitely a Daily Hustle topic.”

I then told myself to write it down after I got out of the shower while the topic was still fresh on my mind…

Well of course, I get out of the shower, rush to get dressed and then race to get in a car to get to work on time…

When I finally got in the car, I remembered that I was supposed to write something down, but I couldn’t remember what it was. After diving into every area of my brain trying so hard to retrieve whatever it was, I finally let go and said to myself… 

“F*ck IT… If whatever it is I forgot is so important, I will remember at some point… Let this one come back to me… DON’T FORCE IT.”

Holy sh*t balls!!!! That was it…

Don’t force it!!!!!

How often in life do we try to force something and no matter how hard we try, it NEVER works out the way we want. This could be anything from a big event to a relationship or even a simple thought we try to retrieve from our head.

When I was a kid and had a big crush on Amanda MacDonald, had I been able to buy a diamond ring at 12 years old, I would have undoubtedly gotten down on one knee… Sensing my puppy love crush may have been a bit much, I’ll never forget my Mom saying:

“If it is meant to be, it will be, you can’t force it. A lot of times, the only way to catch them is to let them go…”

Words never rang so true then, and the same applies today to so many different arenas of life…

Work hard and show a commitment with your actions, but we must learn to LET GO of the things outside of our control… When we are able to pull this off, it’s amazing how often the world comes back to us and the chips amazingly seem to fall into place…

But that’s if, and only if, we DON’T FORCE IT. 👊

-EB