I’m not exactly sure why it works this way, but sometimes the easiest way to achieve something is to stop moving towards that and just wait for a while.
A few examples from my life include:
- When having a seemingly intractable problem 3 to 6 month after quitting a relationship for me is just enough time to figure out how to adapt myself to the thing
- A few tricky programming problems were resolved when I’ve returned to them by accident in a month
- Convincing people about their model not matching the situation by letting them surface the problems seemingly obvious to me
Let got of whatever you’re struggling with right now and have a nice pause, it’s weekend after all :)