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The Law of Least Resistance

Becoming more and more frustrated during her training runs at the Winter European X Games last month, Gretchen Bleiler decided to slow down and try a different tactic. That mental transformation proved the best motivation she could find, so now she's sharing the power of the "Law of Least Resistance."

Updated: April 5, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
By Gretchen Bleiler

Sometimes in life, when we really want something, we can approach it in a way that might actually be closing us off from achieving it. Building up expectations, creating unrealistic time frames, feeling like our end goal is the end all, be all can all lead to frustration or anxiety. We end up feeling as though we have to power through what we want, rather than enjoy the process and just let the result come as it may.

Sometimes we allow this controlling place to consume us. We literally ...

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