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Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Monday, May 15, 2006


It is important to plan carefully, and it is just as important to be flexible. Success and achievement usually do not end up coming about in exactly the way you planned.

While it is vital to have a realistic, workable method for getting from here to there, remember to keep in mind that the plan is not the goal. To reach the goal, you may need to relinquish the original plan, or at least certain parts of the plan.

Just because something goes wrong along the way and the plan doesn’t work, does not mean that the goal is unreachable. It simply signals to you that it’s time to be more flexible.

Flexibility means being committed to your plan without being completely dependent on it. Flexibility means being open to the numerous other options available to you.

For anything you want to attain, there are many ways to get there. When one path becomes blocked, don’t turn back.

Instead, look for a workable detour and get busy moving again. You may soon find that the going is even better than you could have imagined.

— Ralph Marston

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