Not all of life’s challenges can be faced head on, nor overcome with force exerted directly against force.
Some things come at us too quickly, too unexpectedly, and too powerfully for us to successfully brace and push back against them.
In these instances, we will have to be pliable.
We will have to be flexible.
And, we will have to be adaptable.
There has to be room in our hearts, minds, and lives for us to move and to grow.
In order to find this room, we must learn where and when to soften up our approach, to yield, and to pivot.
Our survival and our success depends on it.
If we are inflexible for too long, we will eventually break.
It is far better to give and to survive than to resist and to perish.