Try not to fight the natural flow of the world. Instead listen to what it is telling you and respond accordingly. Wherever possible, try first to move with or to channel the natural flow to get where you want to go. Much like Aikido, you can use the energy of the world for your own purposes. If you find yourself meeting unbearable resistance, instead of opposing that force, consider what would happen if you do the opposite and yield to it? Is there a different way to win? A different way to achieve your goals?
Wherever possible, swim with the current.