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The Path of Least Resistance

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Years ago I read the book, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz, and it’s had a long-term effect on my thinking.

In the book, Fritz makes the point that the path of least resistance is the way of nature. All nature. Water, wind, electrical current—everything, including each of us—follows the path of least resistance.

But as a society in general, we sure don’t value that idea. We think the path of least resistance is for wimps.

Fritz makes the case for creating new structures in your life that lead you where you want to go following the path of least resistance—instead of trying to force yourself to do things you don’t want to do.

What that means is that instead of trying to force yourself to do something you are procrastinating about, you look for ways to change the underlying structure of how you go about doing the work so that taking the path of least resistance easily leads you to where you want to go.

All FocusCatalyst processes are designed to use your natural desires (including for rebellion and adventure) to make you more effectively productive and innovative. So you can stop fighting your natural tendencies and instead use them to get you where you want to go.