Don’t fight forces;
Ships sail against the wind, waters behind the dam give it strength, the weight of an arch bestows suspended flight to waves of stone and steel. In all of these, the forces that work against success, are what make it possible.
Physical force has direction and energy, but no motivation or intention. Manipulate what works against you, into working for you.
Our first reaction to any opposing force is to push back, it’s an instinctive, simple, uncomplicated strategy, and this sometimes brings success. We have other options.
In unrelenting heat, ice cold water is scarce, unless you place it in a porous terra-cotta pot. The evaporating droplets create a chill, just as sweat will cool the body. Don’t fight the heat, use it.
The forces we encounter as obstacles to our goals aren’t always physical, sometimes they’re political, spawned of human nature and desire. The advice doesn’t change, don’t fight the forces, use them.
If someone is an expert at finding fault with a project, place them on the project with the task of avoiding fault.
If someone’s ego is in the way of a change, then frame the success to feed the ego.
Make the force be with you…