We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, April 2, 1957
I wonder if that's true?
It surely feels true. It feels really nice to have your life all orderly like that.
But I wonder: are we really likely to have such great insight that we with certainly can select the singly most important thing in our lives?
Also I don't like the term "bend to". I would have used "arrange around" or "support". "Bend to" sounds like everything else is sacrificed for the one objective. It sounds very much like warrior-thinking. And warrior-thinking is unhealthy, is my viewpoint. If you think like a soldier, you will be surrounded by enemies.