When we approach a situation with strict intentions, we’ve often already lost. Rigidity in pursuing your goal is likely to lead you astray—you’re bound to get the exact opposite of what you intended. We all have ideals of what we expect from our work, jobs, or our relationships. But, rigidity will cause you to miss those best opportunities or on those novel ideas. Leave behind those expectations and see what happens.
When the opportunity arises, it is too late to prepare. – John Wooden