The uncomfortable combination of effort and acceptance
We have the opportunity to expend the maximum effort on behalf of a worthy goal.
And we also have the choice to mindfully accept whatever happens next.
Acceptance is a choice in the service of our happiness and the ability to try again tomorrow.
When we detach our emotional state from the results of our effort, we maximize the chances that our effort will be focused and effective. We’re not trying to control the outcome, simply putting our best effort into creating the conditions that lead to the desired outcome.
The opportunity is:
- to go all in, and
- to be okay with what happens after that.