You have to struggle in order to perform optimally (2 of 5)

Written by Stuart Haden on December 1, 2015

If you are experiencing struggle in your work, life or relationships then do not worry because this is the ‘loading phase,’ that precedes flow and optimal performance. The key here is to recognise this phase and maybe even increase the weight of the work. The more weight on the bar, the stronger you will become.

From my last posting you’ll remember that the flow follows a framework; struggle, release, FLOW and recovery. The former relates to, tension, friction, stress – carefully managed so that you don’t break. Just enough to prepare you for what is round the corner. Flow isn’t far away.

Bring it on, and even engineer struggle so you can optimise your performance at at later date. Aim to do things faster whilst maintaining your usual high standards. Or slow down whilst raising the standards. Either way the weight on your shoulders can be worthwhile but only if you find a way to release the power that is generating within.