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Flexible Thinking

Being adaptable and flexible, in theory, should not be difficult. Actually it’s quite simple. Let’s say you’re walking along a road and suddenly a huge rock appears, blocking your path. What would you do? One way is to climb over it. But if that seems impossible, you can go around it. That’s what adaptability and flexibility are all about. There are times when you can’t go around it. Then you think of some other way. An important thing is to think flexibly without allowing your feelings to get in your way. That’s one of the traits you need to acquire for success in life.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation

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Flexible Thinking

Being adaptable and flexible, in theory, should not be difficult. Actually it’s quite simple. Let’s say you’re walking along a road and suddenly a huge rock appears, blocking your path. What would you do? One way is to climb over it. But if that seems impossible, you can go around it. That’s what adaptability and flexibility are all about. There are times when you can’t go around it. Then you think of some other way. An important thing is to think flexibly without allowing your feelings to get in your way. That’s one of the traits you need to acquire for success in life.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation