It’s so much easier to go with the flow. If you have ever been on a rafting trip, you know what I mean. You can spend all your energy paddling against the current and not go anywhere. You can also decide to go with the current and move with hardly any effort at all.
Sometimes going with the flow means that you will hit some rapids or some rocks. These can be tricky but if you are present and aware you can get through the mess. After rapids you usually some of the calmest waters around.
Putting in a solid effort is important to get solid results. However it really pays to put in effort in the smartest way. Instead of fighting the current, go with it, and use your effort to guide you to where you really want to go, using the current as a helper.
If you really are going with the flow of things, life won’t seem so hard. You’ll notice that the wind and waters really are at your back pushing you along, you just need to let them!