Sometimes it becomes evident that a goal can’t be reached, or it’s so far out of reach that it’s nearly impossible. Perhaps it’s due to constraints in time, finance, or health. What we normally do in these types of situations is change the goal or make it smaller. But sometimes it’s possible to rethink the path we take to the goal. This quote, by Confucius, reminds us that we may be going about our goal the wrong way. So before changing it, we can try one more thing: adjust the action steps.