One of the greatest insights you can have in the school of success is to know that flexibility is a major key of success. Staying flexible in your pursuit of financial success is great wisdom. This becomes crucially important, when we consider the speed at which things change in our world.
It is great to make plans, but you must know that no plan is perfect or will continue to be perfect… great plans are never going to always remain great. The changes in our environment might make a once upon a time great plan to become useless or out of tune with the present realities. As a result your plans may suffer temporary defeat.
YOUR DEFEAT IS NO SIGN OF FAILURE.
When your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure. It may be an indicator showing that the plan is flawed. And that you need to build other plans.
This is where a lot of people give up on their dream of living in financial freedom. When all that is needed is to return to the drawing table, build new plans and start all over again.
Your ability to accept feedback and make corrections on your plans is vital to your success. Keep asking, “What’s working?” and “What’s not working?” Be more concerned with what’s right rather than who’s right.
Thomas A. Edison ‘failed’ ten thousand times before he perfected the incandescent electric light bulb. Meaning he met with temporary defeat ten thousand times, before he finally succeeded.
IT IS ABOUT THE MEANING YOU GIVE TO THE ISSUES OF YOUR LIFE.
Each time he met with temporary defeat, he had enough courage and guts to return to the drawing table. And when asked why he failed ten thousand times, he told them he didn’t fail ten thousand times that he only discover ten thousand ways it wouldn’t work.
Life is about perspective, it is about the interpretations and meanings you give the issues and events of your life. This is what determines your reaction to the issues of your life and ultimately shapes your destiny- even your financial destiny.
Listen, temporary defeat should mean only one thing, the certain knowledge that there is something wrong with your plan.
FLEXIBILITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
This makes flexibility one of the most important qualities that you can develop, in a time of rapid change.
The opposite of flexibility is rigidity. The opposite of flexible thinking is fixed or mechanical thinking, an unwillingness to change in the face of new information or circumstances.
Be clear about your financial goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it. This is what you need in a world like ours where things are changing at an alarming and unbelievable speed, making great plans obsolete overnight, forcing us scrap our very best plans and ideas overnight as the result of a completely new and unexpected development coming from a new and unexpected direction.
Please note that there is almost always a better way to achieve any goal, as a result, you have to remain flexible in your thinking and in your possible courses of action.
The only true measure of the rightness or wrongness of a particular plan of action is its effectiveness in accomplishing the result desired, or achieving the goal you have set. Keep asking, “Does it work?”
Always be open to adjust your goals and plans in the light of new information and technology. Based on what you now know, is this the best course of action? If it is not, what else should you do? What else could you do?
Whenever you plan doesn’t work, work on your plan.
Stay committed to your financial goals, but stay flexible in your approach. No plan is great, until you factor into it this great truth…..whatever can go wrong, will go wrong….and this calls for flexibility on your part.
Keep changing your approach until you achieve your financial dream.
To Your Prosperity
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