The way is in flexibility.
To act with flexibility is the best strategy.
If you are conceited, how can you climb the right road?
If you are impetuous, how can you get beyond the ordinary
human condition? Later life is a manifestation of the life you
led before; retreat, after all, stems from advance. If you
seek to attain the tao with a competitive attitude,
you are like a blind man jumping
over a deep ditch.