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Monday, January 14, 2013

Be Flexible

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu


Choose your battles wisely. While your core principles and your life goals are important, most of what you let upset you is not worth an argument or lost sleep. Take Lao Tzu's advice and become softer and more flexible.

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The very nature of the world is constant change. You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it; then the assumptions on which you based your plan change - they always do. The challenge is to retain your goals while adapting your tactics. Relax and stay flexible in order to reach your goals and maintain your happiness.

The phrase "tilting at windmills" (from the fictional character Don Quixote - shown in today's picture) epitomizes the hopelessness of a determined but inflexible approach. Far better to change your tactics than to fail - however nobly.

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Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

Respecting the ways of others

Stay adaptable, stay Joyful

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Quotes about Goals

Quotes about Change

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