You need both.
If you think of yourself as a
creative, visionary, intuitive and/or spiritual person, you might feel
more comfortable with moving towards your big vision by "going with the
flow." It allows you to come up with amazing ideas, have big aha's,
experience incredible synchronicities, create prolifically, and feel
connected to something greater than yourself.
with the flow can also make you feel confused, overwhelmed by
possibilities, disorganized and like you're going around and around in
circles rather than towards your big vision.
you're naturally a more structured person. You create lists and plans
and milestones and systems to track how you're spending your time and
money. These tools help you to be organized, productive, grounded and
able to see how you are making progress towards your goals. You feel in
control of your destiny.
then something happens and your plans don't unfold the way you'd mapped
them out. Unforeseen events or expenses make it impossible for you to
stick with your schedule, budget, action plan, or time line. When life
doesn't fit within the structure you created, you might feel anxious,
scared, powerless, or stuck.
Whether you naturally lean towards going with the flow, or creating structures, you need to go back and forth between the two to realize your big vision.
As one wise friend described it to me: a river needs banks to guide it
to the ocean.
What feels more comfortable for you? Structure or flow?
Would adding a little more of one or the other help you realize your big vision?
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