We can’t always see what is ahead on the windy road. We don’t know if there will be a lightning storm, a massive oak tree blocking us, or maybe it’s road construction pushing a lengthy detour. All of which can cause a change in our planned arrival time.
Direction without flexibility is a recipe for disaster, trying forcing a path that may not be possible. Yet flexibility without direction is just as harmful, living like a leaf blowing in the wind.
It’s not a matter of if, but when, we hit the roadblock and will need to adjust our route. But the destination does not change. Dedicated to the "what" we’re after, but flexible in the how.