Before navigating a raft through the rapids, it’s essential to have a plan.
Simultaneously, it’s equally important to let go of the plan the minute the situation changes.
Regardless of how much grit we have, working against the water is guaranteed to fail.
In other words, finding the balance between our intention and a constantly emergent reality is key to achieving our goals.
Grit and willpower should therefore focus on the desired outcome rather than the steps of how we get there.