One of the greatest characteristics that a person can have is the ability to be flexible in any situation that life throws at them. Whether it be change to your job, your relationships, or the world itself, it is in being flexible that we find peace. The rigid mind cannot see all of the avenues to success and therefore gets bogged down in the stress of trying to "Be The Control" that creates.
Don't mistake being flexible with being molded into another's belief, however. Flexibility of the mind is a logical manner of seeing the world for what it is in that moment, and adapting yourself to find a new pathway to success. It is about seeing all of the angles regardless of the rough edges of life. Think about the last time that life threw you a curve ball that you weren't expecting. The rigid spirit sees the curve ball headed straight for their head and thinks, "I can't move because I had planned on being in this position." The flexible spirit sees the same curve ball and thinks, "I can stand anywhere and still hit the ball out of the park."
The joy lies in the realization of choice in any situation. When you think that you are stuck, you are. When you think that you have choices, you do. When you see no hope, there is none. When you see only hope, it abounds. It is a mindset that creates a reality. In fact, it is your mindset that creates your reality. If you desire joy, and I believe that most people do, then set your sights on your goals and realize that the path is not a straight one. It is rather an up and down, around, spin, dodge, jump, dart, and just keep moving kind of path. Your joy is out there as long as you keep your eyes fixed on it and not on the obstacles in the way.
Live with a flexible spirit and a flexible mind! Find your joy!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.