I recently heard a phrase that really stuck with me - "be stubborn in your goals, but flexible in your methods."
This quote came up in a discussion regarding resiliency, and it made me realize how important resiliency really is. Often when we think of resilient people, we think of someone who is unwavering and willing to achieve their goals no matter what it takes. Many times people will stop at the slightest hint of obstruction, but the truly successful people are those who recognize that there is more than one way to get a job done.
Think about this; when you are driving to work in the morning and come across a road closed due to construction do you turn around and go home, or do you find an alternate route?
Now, in this example there are often signs directing you towards the detour you need, but in real life it isn't always that easy, and that is where being flexible in your methods becomes so important. You may not find the "detour" you need to achieve your goals on the first try, you may encounter more obstructions or realize that the path you have chosen actually leads you to a different destination altogether.
It is likely going to take some trial and error until you find the correct path to your goals, but the truly resilient people are willing to go through that process to achieve their goals.