You'll always get what you've always got.
- Aerosmith (Get A Grip)
Just as we stretch our bodies to keep us limber and less susceptible to injury, we should also continuously stretch our minds.
The more rigid we become in our thoughts and beliefs, the less likely we will be able to adapt to new situations (of which we will never be able to avoid). Certainty can quickly turn into stubbornness...and before you know it, a curmudgeon is born.
We need to be willing to bend and change as our world changes around us. It's not just good advice, it's crucial for our very survival.
Remember, there is no absolute truth. There is ALWAYS a different way to do just about anything. If something isn't getting the results you want, maybe it's time to change what you're doing. Look at other options. Listen to other points of view. Learn a new skill.
S-T-R-E-T-C-H your mind so you can bend and bob and weave effortlessly through the never-ending dance of life.
The hard and still will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail. (v. 76)