Thursday, April 9, 2009

Being Flexible

I always start my classes with a quote. Yesterday, I shared the following quote:

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

I really like this quote for several reasons. First, I like to look at life as a journey (or the metaphorical "sailing trip" mentioned in the quotation above). Second, I think it is really helpful to frequently remind myself that I have to be prepared to deal with the unexpected. I naturally (like many people) like to be in control, but the older I get the more I realize the importance of being flexible and being able to adjust to the unexpected and unwanted. By being flexible, I can get "back on track," not beat myself up for past mistakes, and continue working towards reaching my goals.

Be well,
Andrea

1 comment:

  1. great quote! My old girl scout leader was a HUGE fan of sailing. We went all the time. And she said that quote all the time, and we learned to apply it not only to our sub-par sailing skills, but also to life in general. have a great Thursday =)

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