Character Trait Week #52
Flexibility
Generic Definition

The quality of bending easily without breaking; willingness to change

Biblical Definition

Being ready to cheerfully make changes to our plans and ideas to accommodate others and fit the situation.

Proverbs 19:20

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”

Examples of Flexibility
Flexible people...
Words About Flexibility
Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.”
-Charles A. Garfield
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
-Tony Robbins
Leaders honor their core values, but they are flexible in how they execute them.”
-Colin Powell
Flexibility is the key to stability.”
-John Wooden
I want to caution you against the idea that balance has to be a routine that looks the same week in and week out.”
-Kevin Thoman
If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”
-Jeff Bezos
Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure—learn the lessons and adapt from it.”
-Roy T. Bennett
It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in.”
-Mackenzi Lee
The greatest mistake any Christian can make is to substitute his own will for the will of God.”
-Harry Ironside
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
-Abraham Lincoln
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
-Reinhold Niebuhr
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”
-Elon Musk
Change before you have to.”
-Jack Welch
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
-Winston Churchill
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.”
-Victor E. Frankl
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
-Lao Tzu
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
-Victor Hugo
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