The Importance of Ruthless Flexibility in Achieving your Goals
At this point, we cannot possibly go further in explaining any goal setting system in a more succinct and complete way. Everything you have read so far in any goal setting book is perfect and complete in its own way yet what is missing is just your implementation of and experimentation with it.
The beauty of a good goal setting system is that it is not a fixed, dogmatic set of principles or rules that you absolutely must follow in order to succeed. Writers of good goal setting books actually intend their systems, to use a popular contemporary term, to be an open-source system, flexible, open to changes and evolutions on both an individual and group level.
Good goal setting systems are heavily biased towards action, about what you can actually do to bring about the results that you want. Good goal setting systems usually rely very minimally on paper- based or mental visualization exercises. This is because the authors want to make them as versatile, portable and universally applicable as possible. Although some goal setting methods may ask you to record your expressions based on responses to certains questions, but eventually you can get around this without using any external tools at all, apart from your brain, mind and thoughts.
Besides this, some good goal setting systems do not critically depend upon you being in a particular state of mind that can only be brought about by breathing and meditation techniques. If such exercises give you joy and makes your experience of using the goal setting system to get what you want that much easier, by all means, go ahead and breathe deep, meditate and chant mantras. If you’re more of a practical, pragmatic, on the balls of your feet kind of person, then meta questions are perfect for you the way they are being delivered to you in such rawness in this eBook.
Whoever you are, there is one trait we must stress is important to your success in getting the results that you want from any goal setting system, and that is ruthless flexibility. Being ruthless yet flexible is to be a disciplined, no- nonsense doer or action taker, whose chief impulse is to execute and act upon ideas and information, who highly values experimentation and personal empirical results over information that is handed down to you. At the same time, you are also flexible. You are open to changes.
You constantly reflect and recreate your working models of the world and models about the process with which you achieve your objectives. You reflect upon the results you are getting from time to time and seek ways to improve your way of doing things in order to get better results that more closely match what you desire. You are constantly learning from trusted sources new ways and means to do things. You learn these new methods quickly and effectively apply them immediately.