Are You Flexible Enough for Success?
Being a successful person in life may require being flexible enough to roll with the punches. In fact more than any other characteristics like determination and hard-work, flexibility and having a flexible mindset may be the true key to long-term gain and success. Here are some tips for staying flexible while also having a plan, remaining steadfast, and working hard:
Lay Out all of Your Options
One way to remain flexible is to make sure that you always have a back up plan, so that having to make a change doesn’t come as a surprise. By putting all of your options on the table, you won’t be caught off guard.
Encourage Other People To Help You Think
Sure, you got to the point you are in life by being smart and creative, but that doesn’t mean you’re the smartest or the most creative person out there. Do you work with a team of people that you trust? If so, let these people be the brains every once in a while, and encourage team brainstorming sessions that include a lot of creativity and flexibility.
Get Back to Your Roots
If something comes up that forces you to change your plans or M.O. in a way that you’re uncomfortable life, think about why. Then, think about why you started what you’re doing and created your plan in the first place. Has the change helped you to achieve that? If you remind yourself that sometimes changes put us on a better path, this can help you to accept flexibility.