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  • Writer's pictureSarah Egan

Accelerating Our Ability To Adapt

''Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still''

-Chinese proverb.

“Life is Flux” the only constant in life is change, according to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. He meant that everything is and always will be changing. 

It can seem quite daunting and head-spinning, especially as technology evolves so rapidly as well as the ever increasing complexity of our jobs. So much unpredictability, uncertainty and change in the world today can literally turn our brain into a tornado. 

So, shifting our mind-set is the only way to not only cope but also make the journey more fun and successful.

Here are 6 useful tips for accelerating our ability to adapt to change:

1.Let go of how it used to be:

Let go of the past working and living. 

We have to let go of the way it used to be and accept the way it is today; a state of constant change. 

2. Accept the change:

Change is constantly happening, it's a natural way of life whether we like it or not, so the more we retract from change, the more we'll suffer.

As soon as we accept that change is unpredictable and inevitable, that will give us certainty and relaease stress and anxiety. 

3. Shifting our thinking:

Think about the possibility more than the impossibility. Think of yes opportunities instead of no, this gives us hope and opens us up to new possibilities to create a more flexible and agile mind-set.

4. Set Goals:

Setting goals gives us control over our actions in order to reach our goals. It gives us certainty in an uncertain situation which helps us finds purpose, it brings about a wonderful new mind-shift.

5. Focus on only what we can control:

The one and only essential thing that we can control is how we act and react to a situation. Stress and anxiety arise from uncertain situations, the key is to control our response to these changes, which gives us liberation.

6. Changing our perspectives:

Thriving in complexity requires a whole new way of looking at the world and acting within it. But as we shift our mind-set, an amazing thing happens; We don’t just get better at dealing with complex situations, we actually get to enjoy the complexities and use them to our advantage. And in a world that gets more complex all the time, that’s a massive benefit.

Be open to knew ways of thinking and new ideas, our brain was made to be flexible and adaptable.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

-Your Life Drive

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