It’s only natural for your original plans to evolve into different forms over time because of the knowledge and insight you gain that will help you improve the plans. Each step of the journey to reach your goals will unlock secrets that you didn’t know before.
As your plans take on characteristics you hadn’t planned on, your thinking will also have to evolve to accommodate the changes. You may need to add or take away certain portions of reaching your goals so they can move along more naturally.
Sailors know they can’t change the direction the wind blows – but they can change their sails to better catch the wind and get them to their destination. Inevitably, those winds will change again and adjustments must be made to accommodate them.
Insight to what you’re trying to accomplish is everything when it comes to meeting your goals. You can’t get insight without knowledge and action. A transformation occurs in both you and your goals as you move along and powerful changes take place.
Rather than fight the changes, accept them for what they are and move on. When you resist the evolving changes, you’re resisting the inevitable and won’t be able to harness the power that change can bring.
Some changes aren’t good for meeting our goals and they become obstacles to be overcome, but even those changes are for the good because you learn as you go. Don’t be so fixated on the failure that you fail to see the benefits.
Transformations and changes that aren’t expected or planned for can become the best teachers in your life. Those curve balls that life throws your way will either serve to make you stronger and more determined to reach your goals – or stop you dead in your tracks.
Unless you’re flexible enough to adapt to the changes and keep focused on the ultimate goal, you’re destined to become stagnant. Accept that your life’s journey will come with pitfalls and pinnacles. Don’t be so unmoving that you can’t change your plans to fit the circumstances.
It’s doubtful than any human being has ever reached the pinnacle of success without facing challenges they didn’t plan on in the beginning. The difference in those successful people is that they confronted the challenges as they appeared and learned how to use them for their benefit.
Resisting those inevitable changes is like a ship proceeding on the course it planned in the beginning with no regard to the turbulent weather bearing down on it. Doing so is foolish and can put your goals in jeopardy.
Just as it takes time to become a world-class athlete and lots of practice and overcoming challenges – it will take time for your plans to come to fruition. As time moves on, you’ll finally reach your goals, but not without changes along the way.