The unexpected can only test a formula, not destroy it. The Dao formula keeps us balanced and in understanding even when things do not go according to plan. No matter how much goes into the preparation and then the execution, there is almost always a hitch, a detour, or a snag. Always expect the unexpected and be ready to adapt. It is the flexible branch that bends in the wind and survives. It is the un-flexible branch that breaks and falls to the ground.