Life, with its many twists and turns, will test your flexibility. Sometimes change come so suddenly that you have no idea how to deal with it! Other times, you see the problem from a mile away and yet, you still struggle to overcome it. Some of us aren’t born flexible.
However, life is not static. Things will change, it’s inevitable. There’s no power in this world that could stop change from happening. You can plan things to happen but you cannot control the outcome. The only thing you can do is to adapt to these changes and learning how to become better at overcoming challenges. So how is adaptability to change an important trait to develop?
Adaptability Helps You Overcome Roadblocks
It’s easy to overcome challenges when you’re know how to adapt. A person who is unable to adapt to changes will simply give up on something and there’s no saying what that person could’ve accomplished had be continued with it.
On the other hand, if you are flexible, you can push through any challenge and be adaptable enough to bounce back at every turn. For example, say you want to lose weight. You started working out one week straight and you didn’t get the kind of result you expect. Out of frustration, you stop working out altogether. That illustrates inflexibility because you don’t have the patience to see through the end of the fitness program. You focused too much on getting the results without working hard to achieve it.
Adaptability Leads to Success
Who wouldn’t want to become successful one day? Imagine setting your sight on something and actually having it eventually! But you can’t be successful if you give up easily and unable to cope with changes. Adapt to your surroundings, face every challenge head on and you will start learning how to become flexible depending on the situation! In the end, you will accomplish whatever it is your heart’s desire!
Success simply does not fall on one’s lap. You have to invest time, resources and efforts to get what you want. You also need to be quick on your feet when encountering a problem and not waste time whining.
Adaptability Leads to Stress-Free Life
You really can’t worry yourself sick each time you come across a problem. Inflexible people do that. They will try to wrangle for control because they cannot wrap themselves around the idea of not knowing what to expect. And that causes much stress and anxiety.
On the other hand, an adaptable person knows when to accept that some things you just can’t control and rather than stress over it, find a solution and learn from every mistake. There’s no reason to stress over every problem especially when you have the capability to resolve the issue. Just believe in your own judgment and make a decision according to what you know is right.
When you know you can handle every problem and you don’t pressure yourself to meet your own unreasonably high expectations then you’d be more at peace with yourself. You’ll be able to resolve any issue along the way with ease because you trust yourself that you can!
by: Jeffrey Slayter