I subscribe to a newsletter from James Clear, the author of the wildly popular book Atomic Habits. Though I’ve incorporated some of his suggestions into my daily life, this one stood out as one additionally worthy of sharing.
Each of us faces obstacles in various forms and some catch us dead in our tracks. This suggestion offers a perspective from the ever patient and percussive water!
Water never complains, but always pushes back. Always.
Drop a boulder in front of a stream and the water will simply flow around it, taking whatever opening the landscape will give or—when nothing is offered—patiently building up its resources until it rises to a height where a new gap is found.
Flow like water. Never complain, but always push back.”