Forcing an issue and seizing an opportunity are opposite sides of the same coin. They’re both focused on bringing the desired outcome to life, yet one requires substantially more effort than the other.
Forcing an issue begins with attachment. The instigator is married to a process, story, or technique regardless of the situation. They demand that things unfold in a certain way because it should be so. And in doing so, they regularly find themselves fighting against social currents, exhausting themselves before any change has truly begun.
Seizing an #opportunity is the opposite. It’s about patience and observation with intention. It requires surrendering to the serendipity of life and waiting to see what possibilities may emerge. It isn’t an excuse for complacency but an acknowledgment that the best strategy might be a combination of preparation and timing.
Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is to wait actively and observe what’s emerging.