Why surrendering is good

2013 - Why surrendering is good

Surrendering can be a good thing.

Sometimes in life things don’t go our way.  It plain old sucks when this happen.  I can tell you from experience that I had many lows in my business.  I would cry and cry and cry thinking about all the mistakes I made.  I would wonder what I was doing wrong.  I would keep on plugging at it trying to make something work.

But the catch was, nothing was working.  It wasn’t until I learned how to surrender when things clicked for my business and in my personal life.

I’m going to be bold and say that the reason why most people fail is because they are CONTROL FREAKS!  I say this lovingly because I am a control freak too!  In fact, we all are to some degree.

Does this sound familiar…

You have an image in your head on how things will go.  You start to go after it and things don’t work out.  Then you start to wonder what went wrong and try to fix the situation.  But the more you fix, the bigger the mess it becomes.

We all have this idea that we can fix anything, whether it’s in our life and in our business.

But fixing is the problem.  Fixing is an extension of control.

When we fix, we narrow our focus.  We try to force outcomes.

But outcomes are not meant to be forced.  Just look at nature.  Things ebb and flow.  Nature adapts.

As humans, we don’t do this enough.  We don’t adapt.

This is why surrendering is an important ingredient for success.

In this week’s episode of Simple Tips to bring JOY to your Life & Business, I talk about the power of surrendering.



Surrendering doesn’t mean being defeated.

Quite the opposite.

Surrendering is actually a source of strength.  Knowing when to stop pushing at something that’s not going to budge.

I wish I learned about surrendering a lot sooner for both my business and my personal life.  In my business, I could have stopped myself from going down the wrong path and be ok with taking a new direction.  With relationships, I could have saved a bunch of relationships if I learned not to control the outcome.  My control freak tendencies hurt all that was important to me.

Since I hit the bottom and finally learned to surrender, things are flourishing in my business and my personal life. Things are happening with ease. And it has given me a new found freedom as well.  It’s as though a weight has lifted off my shoulders.  I no longer am worried about big and little problems that show up in my life.  Instead, I am able to see it for what it is and move forward.

As Eric Micaha’el Leventhal said it best, “We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.” (you can tweet this)

This has been the most liberating lesson I’ve learned in my life and it is my hope that you take on this practice of surrendering for your life and business, even if it is for one day or week.  Try it out and let me know what difference surrendering has made in your life by commenting below!

About the JOY Coach

Minling Chuang

Minling is the founder of {the JOY depot} and is on a mission to help new entrepreneurs start their dream business. She spent many years working on branding strategies for top brands like Lean Cuisine & Nestle Toll House and launching multimillion dollar products. Now Minling's passion is to help people create profitable businesses they love! She is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher in Venice, CA. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. And if you want to start your own business, book a clarity session with Minling.

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