I am reminded in my work and life. . . there is a deep way and need to respect the timing of events. Too often, we force action when we need to value flow. We move into reaction, when what we really need to is to create space for learning. We act, when it is time to merely observe.
I often sit with executive teams and watch them as they wrestle with a difficult issue. In the corporate world, there is generally little space for “wait and see”. There is also often little forgiveness for errors or mistakes in decision making. This fear continues to bind us to choices that have not matured; situations that require ripening. We rush the process and forget the wisdom that surfaces from pausing.
The gift of strong leadership is that they have learned and know when to observe and when to move; how to pause and when to act. Ultimately, they have learned how to be in flow. They have learned how to balance BEING and DOING.