I have heard it said that flexibility is one of the cornerstone’s
of a pleasing personality. If it is your desire to be successful
you will need the assistance of a great deal many people.
Therefore it is necessary to have the ability to draw people
to you. It is important to be well-liked and respected.
To be flexible simply means to have the ability to bend
mentally and physically to adapt to one’s circumstances
while maintaining self-control and composure.
This in no way means to become someone that makes
decisions on a whim or turns into a yes person. That isn’t
what we are discussing here. Having flexibility actually gives
you the ability to see things more clearly and make decisions
To maintain flexibility when striving to reach a goal will greatly
reduce the amount of angst and anxiety you experience. We
have discussed the necessity of a clear, definite purpose in your life.
And while it is necessary to be clear and defined in your desires
you truly have no control over exactly HOW things will happen to
bring you those desires.
You may have some great plan sketched out in your mind of the
steps necessary to achieve a goal. One thing that every success-
ful individual understands is that along the way those plans may
not work out. Those are the “failures” that happen to everyone
along the way.
It is the ability to remain flexible, yet focused on the end result that
will ultimately bring you what you want. One thing you can
certainly count on during your path to success is many unforseen
circumstances. You must remain flexible without pliability.
Humility and a great sense of sense come in handy as well.
There will no doubt be many times that you will have to utter
the words, “I was wrong”. The quicker that you can adapt
these traits the more fun you will have along the way.
To Your Success,This is a series of posts based on Napoleon Hill’s book, A Year Of Growing Rich. This exercise is all about personal development and wealth creation and is designed to help move you from inspiration to application, putting skills into action to succeed in life!