It’s how we all learned achieving or creating anything works:

You decide what you want, turn it into a SMART goal, and then you work, work, WORK for it.

Want more than you now have? Work harder.

Want better results than you’re currently getting? Work harder.


But that’s NOT how it works. AT ALL.

Yes, you have to take action – inspired action.

Meaning: not just the busy-busy stuff (that’s often not very important, has no priority, and does little more than keep you busy & distracted), but the things your intuition tells you to do.

The things that actually move you forward in the direction of your dreams. The actions that make an actual positive difference in whatever you’re creating.


But it’s not your actions that determine your results – it’s the energy behind your actions, your vibration, that determines your results.

The magic is in the energy, NOT (just) in your actions.


And not just that: creating, manifesting, achieving anything requires emptiness, an open space for things to unfold & creativity to flow.

It needs rest, too. You can’t work all the time, and you don’t HAVE to.

When you’re always busy, you miss out on joy, on inspiration, on rest, on play, on LIFE.


When you’re constantly on top of everything, always working, always DOing, you’re out of balance. And there’s not enough space for things to unfold in their natural rhythm.

Every creation has a natural flow and a natural duration.

Can you speed it up by DOING more? A little, maybe.


Not doing anything won’t bring you much. But doing too much doesn’t bring you much either.

Grass doesn’t grow faster when you pull it – you’ll kill it instead.

Water doesn’t boil faster when you stare at it – unless, of course, you’ve trained your mental powers so your stare CAN actually make water boil.

(If you can do this, try that trick with the water and the wine, too – should be a piece of cake for you 😉 )


Every creation has a natural flow, a natural rhythm, and a divine timing – and YOU have little to no control over that.

How do you know what to do, when to do it, and when to step back, relax and do nothing?

Your intuition tells you. Your own inner guidance knows.

Yes, this takes practice. Yes, this takes learning.


And above all, it takes a lot of UNlearning.

Of almost everything you were ever told about work, and getting results, and making money, and getting things done.


And when you start to follow your own flow, your own rhythm, and you co-create WITH the universe instead of against it, you WILL come up against all these beliefs and stories and internalized messages that tell you that you’re lazy, and this is no way to get ahead, and you should DO more and WORK harder and not be so fucking LAZY.

You’ll experience a big fat mental detox and a necessary cleanse of all these messages and ideas that no longer serve you.

And that’s a GOOD thing.

It brings you closer to your soul, to your heart, to your true and unfiltered desires, to how you want to live, want to work, and want to BE.

It opens you up for life, joy, creativity, flow, love, and YES, for easier results, too.


Before you’re aligned and in tune with your natural pace again, you WILL wonder if you’re doing the right things and if you’re really doing enough.

Don’t let that scare you off and back into being too busy, working too hard, doing too much, pushing and forcing and trying to control things into being.



You need it.

Your results need it.

Your business needs it.

Permission to relax, baby!

It will serve you very, very well. 🙂


© Brigitte van Tuijl


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