Flexibility in Your Goals
I have been thinking of late how often people present to my office with the idea of wanting to achieve this or that and being totally inflexible in the way that they accomplish it. It is not a bad thing at all to have a very definite idea of what one wants out of life, indeed that can be very healthy. However, this is the ends not the means. The means as to how one can accomplish their desired outcome could and probably should be as flexible as is possible. The saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Whilst a bit of a gruesome image, the sentiment is true.
If one truly wants to actualise their goals, one should be willing to look at all options in order to do this. Now of course, I am not saying one should use illicit or unethical ways to achieve this. However, sometimes in order to achieve what we want we may have to take a different approach than what we would want to. Also, it is quite possible that the approach we eventually need to adopt may take more effort than what we were planning to do. If the goal is worthwhile then surely the extra work is worthwhile as well. So be supple in your approach in order to achieve what you want.