“Have fixed goals and flexible strategies.” - Peter Drucker
Your daily tactics to execute those strategies should change even more frequently as you check and adjust them to continuously improve.
Don’t change your strategy until you have exhausted all the possible execution tactics.
Don’t change your goals until you have exhausted all the possible strategies.
Just like “NO” isn’t the end of the negotiation, but rather the beginning…
Don’t give up just when the going gets tough, that should be your starting point.
Know that most others have given up at this same point, so success and competitive advantage is probably just around the corner from when things begin to get tough.
“The only easy day was yesterday.”
If you learn to embrace difficulty knowing that you and others around you will grow from it, then you will actually gain strength from the obstacles you face every day.
What in your life that was worth achieving was truly easy?