The Flow

This is what I was trying to say:

“Never work against Mother Nature. You only succeed when you work with her.” Cesar Millan

Cesar’s Way: The Everyday Guide to Understanding Common Dog Problems

When I said this:

All around us there is a natural energy and a flow to things and you can tap into that. You know, the groove, the pocket, the current–all those terms we throw around to describe other people’s freedom of movement but never really bother thinking about for ourselves. Ferriss talks about this–about just letting go and realizing that a little momentum can carry you further than all your frantic scrambling. I am starting to feel that when you stop trying so hard and let your subconscious do what it needs to, you find better results than you do in the Pyrrhic battle for control.

You can’t change a human nature any more than you can change a dog’s nature any more than your can change the nature of nature itself. It’s a lot easier, a lot more efficient, and a lot more effective to find out how to channel that power instead of throwing bodies at it. His is more concise, I like it better.

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.