We get frustrated when we’re taking action towards a goal and not seeing the results we’d expected. Our action seems pointless. Nothing we’re doing seems to make any difference, it just isn’t working.
The thing is that we’re fairly limited in our imagination of what is to be "done" to achieve what we want or fully grasp how our action *is* moving us closer to what we want. Rather, we obsess about what the result should look like and we’re addicted to some tangible measure of our progress. We often depend on it to muster the motivation to keep going. Taking action in faith that we’re moving closer to our purpose and greater fulfillment is uncomfortable and, let’s be frank, unbelievable.
Because we’re so attached to our ego’s need for something to happen, we ignore the opportunity to find peace where we’re at right this moment. Every every failure, loss and defeat in pursuit of knowledge is progress. I ask you, what does your wise inner voice that’s clear and knowing say about your effort?
Letting go of defeating thoughts and an attachment to the way you expect things will go can free you. Your nature of taking action with a motive adds baggage. Instead, try unwinding this attachment and becoming open to what could happen.
Now this isn’t to say that one shouldn’t be taking aggressive action and exploring all opportunities that are available to you with focused attention. It even may be a matter of crisis that you find a that new job, lose weight or more. But, the difference is that we’re so much better served when we do our best without striving for a result we expect to happen.
As long as you can stay in touch with what’s real and true, a new paradigm will open up for your existence that values life as a process – and not a destination of our limited imagination.