"There is a Law of Reversed Effort. The harder we try with the conscious will to do something, the less we shall succeed. Proficiency and the results of proficiency come only to those who have learned the paradoxical art of doing and not doing, or combining relaxation with activity, of letting go as a person in order that the immanent and transcendent Unknown Quantity may take hold. We cannot make ourselves understand; the most we can do is to foster a state of mind, in which understanding may come to us."
-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
In "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" Deepak Chopra writes about "The Law of Least Effort" and tells us that we can actually do less, and accomplish more. He talks about working with the natural intelligence of nature, going with the flow. If you haven't read the book before, I recommend it- it's one of those books you can read over and over again and get something different out of it each time. Nature is a great example for us - it doesn't struggle, it just is. Eagles don't wish to be tigers, tigers don't try to fly.