Yield--to produce or provide, especially by cultivation
Yielding--giving way under pressure. Not hard or rigid.
Yield is one of those weird words.
In business, product yield is crucial to company survival. You don't yield, you don't make money. You have to be yielding.
But, yielding can be a bad thing. Yielding to temptation. Like, I'm tempted to yield and not do my housework--ok, I've already yielded to this!
On the job we can be yielding an excellent product or yielding to the temptation of laziness and mediocrity.
I've heard the best way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. But that's not really getting rid of it. By acting on it we're internalizing it, making it a part of ourselves. What are you tempted to yield to?
Yielding might not be bad when you're listening to others and learning a new and better way of doing things. Like a yield sign when driving, we should take the time to slow down and check our surroundings then move in the desired direction.
So, yielding can be good or bad, depending on the outcome.
Think about your job. Look at your life.
What are you yielding?
What are you yielding to?