Friday, November 11, 2011

16. Adaptability

"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense
of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best
to their environment."

    - Charles Darwin

No matter all the planning or preparation in the world,
life will continuously evolve in ways unexpected and
undesired. It is our ability to adapt to such changes
and circumstances that will allow us to continue to
move forward.

Like any other area of life, if you are not ready with
an ability to release and redirect with the flow of things,
you will be run over or left behind.

Things is the nature of the world we live
in. We might not like it, we might not be prepared,
and we might prefer other outcomes. But when push
comes to shove, we have to know when to hold 'em
and when to fold 'em.

There are fights you can win, and there are fights that
simply distract you from the greater and larger picture.
Growing, adapting, changing, and transforming the self
and our plans is an ever-needed quality.

If you don't possess it, you might want to look into
developing it!

Being fluid allows for relinquishing the rigidity that
keeps us stale and stuck. It puts us in the flow of life.
We end up where we need to be, as opposed to where
we thought we 'should' be. How could we possibly
know enough to predict what will happen in all the world?

Keep your options open; goals and plans are wonderful,
but there are always alternatives. You can maintain
principles while making adjustments to your strategy.

At the end of the day, it's not strength, expertise, nor
talent that wins it. It's insight, deciphering future trends,
changing what needs changing. Releasing expectations
instead of staying fixated and focused and attached to
your own vision at the expense of anything else.
Rolling with the punches.

Evolving isn't easy, but it's the only way to survive
and see what comes next.