Ep. 122 - Adapt and Succeed
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Today’s Monday Maxim
Oh my gosh! My friend, we’ve got it all wrong… that quote, the classic Darwin theory that tells you, “Survival of the fittest…” is WRONG.
Do you know what he really said?
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is more adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin
As smart, ambitious women, we are continually adapting. That is our power skill! If we were all playing Super Heroes, wearing our capes, masks, and tights, we could always use our superpower of adaptability to make the situation work for all those involved.
And we do it without even thinking about it.
Just this morning at the bank, because the internet was down, the computer system at the bank was down. They were working slow. I was there right as the bank opened and there were about 12 people in front of me in line. And people were freaking out.
The young girl in front of me texting like her life depended on it and rolling her eyes at everyone around her...just stopped, huffed out loud and stormed out of the bank.
Some people cannot adapt to change.
We see people around us stuck. What they did 3 months ago… or 3 years ago… or when they were 23… is exactly what they plan to do right now. And tomorrow. And forever.
These people aren’t happy. They aren’t looking forward to making things work. They are unwilling or don’t know that they need to adapt.
The big secret? You can’t change them. You will not change them. The change willingness to adapt comes from within.
What about when you find yourself stuck? You can always yell, “Plot twist…” and move on.
“And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage.” - Paul Lutus