Balance Action and Reflection

Creating success involves creating and a delicate and ongoing balance between two somewhat opposing forces reflection of where you are now and action of pushing toward where you need to go. This balance between reflection and action is very similar to the balance of Yin and Yang in the Tao philosophy.

Stumbling blocks to success include acting too often without a clear sense of direction or spending too much time reflecting without creating outcomes.

Truly successful people developed the ability  to move effortlessly and quickly from reflection to action and back again. They know when action is necessary and they take action promptly (Yang) so that they can make progress, earn feedback and move back to analyzing their position (Yin) and acquiring the knowledge that they need to be able to move back to action.

There are also times when you must focus your energy in one of the two polarities to  bring balance in your life or business back.



The State of Peace, Good Fortune, and Success

In the state of peace, good fortune, and success (I-Ching, Hexagram 11), Yin, the Receptive, which moves downward, stands above; Yang, the Creative, which moves upward, is below. Hence their influences meet and are in harmony, so that all living things bloom and prosper. This is a the state of peace, good fortune, and success... More