“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.” – Tom Robbins

This is something that every business owner — especially entrepreneurs — should remember:

Stability isn’t about maintaining a state of constance, it’s about maintaining a state of flexibility. Stability absorbs and takes advantage of change. Skyscrapers, for example, are built to sway with the wind. Their flexibility allows them to survive.

The first law of writing a business plan is that the business you’ll actually build will probably look nothing like it. It shouldn’t. Because if you doing it right, you’ll know things tomorrow that you didn’t know today, and you’ll adjust your plans accordingly.

This doesn’t mean to abandon vision. Your vision provides your purpose; it will carry you through the hard times and serve as your plumb line while you walk through the details. It simply means that if you want your vision to endure, you must build it to accommodate the wind.

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