Part 10: Remain F-L-E-X-I-B-L-E

Review:INTRO, GETTING READY & Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 , 8, 9

Have you ever heard the adage, “I will accomplish this even if it kills me”? Well, in my early years of goal setting and achieving… I came pretty darn close to “crossing over” just to meet the goals I had set for myself! I also missed a lot of other opportunities along the way.I became so focused, so dogmatic about the goals I had set and my specific plans to achieve them that my blinders kept me from 1) seeing easier and faster routes to my destination, and 2) that some of the goals that were important earlier in the year or at the beginning of the decade were less important than I originally believed.

One of the greatest challenges to success is learning how to stay focused on your goals while remaining flexible enough to adapt to needed change.

Even though we have declared S.M.A.R.T. goals and designed a very specific strategic plan to achieve them, it is equally important to remain open and flexible along the way. If you look back at most of your defining moments, or the pivotal events that transformed your life, I bet most were unplanned and happened unexpectedly. Life is a mystery; you never know what might show up and you can’t be so myopic that you miss opportunities and solutions you couldn’t have even fathomed before.

Murphy’s Law and the T-shirt Philosophy

You know ol’ Murph right? The oh-too familiar friend who always seems to show up at your party at the most embarrassing and worst-possible times. Well Murphy lives to teach us this: If something can go wrong, it will. Don’t be too attached to the route you first charted, as you will undoubtedly be reevaluating and readjusting all along the way. Imagine CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


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What You Need to Know About Iran

What did Iran do this week? President Ahmadinejad announced Iran will deliver a "telling blow" to global powers on Feb 11 (the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution). Yes, he did do that. But that’s not the latest.

Glenn Beck: Obama zombies

If you know the mind of a progressive, the shocking audio clip Glenn played this morning on radio wouldn’t be that shocking. They employ a’ who cares how you play the game, just win’ mentality to everything. Even kids. Glenn plays the clips of OFA commercials where children are talking about how they need to educate their uninformed parents and get them to vote Obama.

Glenn Beck: Obama zombies

If you know the mind of a progressive, the shocking audio clip Glenn played this morning on radio wouldn’t be that shocking. They employ a’ who cares how you play the game, just win’ mentality to everything. Even kids. Glenn plays the clips of OFA commercials where children are talking about how they need to educate their uninformed parents and get them to vote Obama.

Glenn Beck: The Obama Shrine

Normally when a President decorates the Oval Office and the White House – it’s filled with pictures that tell the story of the building of America. President’s like to be reminded of where we came from and who we are. That trend appears to have come to an abrupt halt. President Obama must like to be reminded of himself, because apparently that’s about the only pictures you can find in the White House today.

Glenn Beck: The Obama Shrine

Normally when a President decorates the Oval Office and the White House – it’s filled with pictures that tell the story of the building of America. President’s like to be reminded of where we came from and who we are. That trend appears to have come to an abrupt halt. President Obama must like to be reminded of himself, because apparently that’s about the only pictures you can find in the White House today.

Glenn Beck: Obama’s church attendance

The President hasn’t been exactly the model church attender lately. According the ABC News he’s been 3 times in a year. But he did attend a prayer breakfast — which ended up turning into some sort of bizarre political speech. Glenn plays the audio and reacts to the Presidents prayer breakfast commentary.

Glenn Beck: Obama’s church attendance

The President hasn’t been exactly the model church attender lately. According the ABC News he’s been 3 times in a year. But he did attend a prayer breakfast — which ended up turning into some sort of bizarre political speech. Glenn plays the audio and reacts to the Presidents prayer breakfast commentary.

Rob Smith Jr Editorial Cartoon

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Rob Smith Jr. chimes with his latest Glenn Beck exclusive.