“When it’s obvious that the goal cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goal, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

When obstacles arise, we often find ourselves at a crossroad. One option is that we can allow the adversity to adjust our goal, moving into a state of compromise. The other option is that we keep the destination… and adjust the sails.

If our reaction under adversity is to compromise the goal and make it a bit easier, we’re now simply continuing on to “check the box”. But goals aren’t meant to be checked – they are meant to change us. And anything of that magnitude is going to be mother-freaking-hard.

Let’s make it part of our identity – when times get hard, we go harder.

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