There is a little known intuition secret that ratchets your success to rock star status.
It’s stunningly simple and yet, many of us continually over look it.
Bringing forth your life’s work
To accomplish great things when doing your life’s work you plan, work like a madman for months barely stopping to come up for air, then recheck the plan and execute it.
After releasing your masterpiece to market you can’t stop yourself from going back and “tinkering” with it. You tweak a bit here and then a bit there.
Exhausted, you pull a few more “all-nighters” trying to improve upon the finished product. You are exhausted but, deny yourself the rest you need and continue tinkering afraid to let go.
Don’t forget the “last step”
You left out a crucial “last step” in all recipes for success.
Here’s the “last step” in a Martha Stewart recipe for beef tenderloin:
Tent beef with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes (or up to 2 hours); slice just before serving.
Why recipes end with “let rest” before serving
After following a recipe and adding the proper ingredients you need to allow those ingredients to blend, meld and gel in order for the flavors to come together.
“Let rest” should be applied to all endeavors, not just cooking.
The staff of television shows take a “hiatus” after completing their season. Actors take time off after finishing a film project.
Rock star musicians don’t produce a song a day. They follow their inspiration and work tirelessly until an album is produced. Afterward they take time off to rejuvenate.
Creatives take breaks in between projects but, most entrepreneurs and business people don’t
After pushing yourself to create you are depleted and “empty” for a time. You need to allow your creative juices time to rest and rejuvenate before you are ready to start the cycle again.
Why we ignore that little voice that tells us to “let rest”
Our intuition nudges us to rest after a big push but, we ignore it out of fear. We fear that if we let go and “let rest” the whole project will disintegrate especially, when we don’t see immediate rock star results. Our fear of letting go and losing control overrides our intuition that rest is what is needed.
Fear of letting go is a destructive force.
Fear leads us to take desperate measures that usually make a mess of things. What we fail to realize is that sometimes results are residual, not immediate. Not unlike the roast whose flavors need time to meld a project may also take some time to meld enough to send its ripples out into the world.
To ratchet your life to rock star status – “let rest”
Take creative breaks after a big campaign to bring a new service or product to market.
Stop prodding and poking the roast after it’s done. Prodding and poking only let out the flavorful juices that make the roast delicious. Let your endeavors rest for a spell.
Let your intuition guide you to success
If we don’t rest after a big push our intuition will nag at us to do so. We are depleted and need time to rejuvenate our creativity and productivity. We may think our intuition is nagging at us only because we are tired and need rejuvenating but, it is also a call from our intuition to stop tinkering with the finished product.
Our intuition is the wisest part of ourselves and it is trying to tell us that in order for our efforts/ingredients to successfully meld together we need to step back and let nature take its course.
Take a hiatus and “let rest” to allow your creation to gel and to rejuvenate your creativity and productivity for the next big project.
Do you have hard time letting go of your creation? Can you see how walking away and taking a rest afterward can benefit your creativity and productivity?
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