Allowing vs Effort

Have you ever worked really hard with almost no result?

That’s effort. 

Have you ever had a really great day, where everything seemed to flow exactly right and you accomplished more in 2 hours than you did in the last 2 months?

That’s allowing. 

I am not saying that hard work doesn’t get you anywhere. There are many people who made fortunes by working their butts off. But there is a reason for that. They believed that hard work pays off, and hence it did. 

The same is true for anything else you trust in. If you truly believe that you can make a lot of money with very little work, then you will. 

Now, let’s get back to these really great days, where everything just clicks. What is that?

Well, in most cases it’s momentum. Good things have been happening for a while already and then they culminate in this one great experience, like a flash. 

The other possibility is when someone has efforted for a long time and gotten almost nowhere and then decides to give up or take a break. 

In any case, the efforting stops, providing an opportunity for allowing to kick in. 

You see, efforting just means that you are trying to dictate to the universe howyour goal has to be accomplished. 

What you don’t know is that there are many more ways to get to your destination than you could ever think of. 

In the moment you give up your effort, you allow the energy to flow in all the other ways that are possible, and BANG, a solution presents itself. 

This solution almost always comes as a surprise: an unexpected phone call, an out-of-the-blue job offer, a chance encounter at the coffee shop. You just never know.  

So, give yourself a break and let things happen naturally. 

It’s so much easier.