Be like water

Recently, a very aggravating problem had me muttering to myself—”okay, wise guy, now what are you going to do?”  Then I ran into a colleague who reminded me that years ago I had advised him to “be like water”—flow and press against obstacles until they yield or until you find a way through to the other side.

Yes—I remembered.  Visualize yourself as a great mass of water, rushing and pressing up against the barrier every way that you can, applying pressure all over and continuously.  Persist until, one way or the other, you:

  • Topple it
  • Wash through it
  • Go over the top
  • Flow around it
  • Seep through it
  • Flow under it
  • Crush it
  • Dissolve it
  • Erode it
  • Move it with the flow

Call upon your energy, skills, experience, and imagination.  Tap into your reservoirs of family, friends, allies, and resources.  Use multiple methods at the same time—usually there isn’t just a single cause and one remedy for a major obstacle.  Continuously look for yield points and openings to get through, and move on. 

OK.  That’s it.  Be like water.  You’ll discover ways to get through it all—and find ways to win.

George M. Pomonik
Pomonik Consulting, Inc.
“Chaos Removal Services”SM
www.pomonik.com

Copyright © George M. Pomonik, 2012. All rights reserved.

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