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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 52-Adapt
Congratulations to our dear friend Brenda on completion of a year of the word prompt challenge. We appreciate her hard work of giving us prompts, analyzing our responses and keep us motivated to write. We eagerly await the word prompts from Brenda as this gives us an opportunity to inspire our muse to come up with something creative writing. We also get to read the various creative responses of our Hubber friends.
This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Adapt’. In this fast-changing world, we can survive and thrive only when we are able to adapt to changes around us. As the saying goes “Change is the only constant”. My poems deliberates on the advantages and necessity of adapting to change.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
— Charles Darwin
Why it is Important to Adapt to Change in Life
We face challenging events and situations everyday. People who consider these challenges and changes as transient, and without losing their inner drive and ambition, adapt to the changes, survive and thrive. They have an optimistic approach towards life and actively strive to face challenges with a positive attitude and self-confidence.
Resilience helps endure disruptive periods like the one we are facing today due to the pandemic. If businesses are unable to adapt and change, they fail. For example, during the covid pandemic, sales organizations that mainly depended on personal contact with the customers, had to adapt to virtual negotiations. The vital skill to adapt does not come naturally for everybody. But with practice we can attain this skill.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change-
— Albert Einstein
Methods that Make it Easier to Adapt
Here are ways that one can attain the skill to adapt:
Accept and Welcome Change: We need to move out of our comfort zone and be willing to change. A positive mindset helps to embrace change and adapt to the situation.
Practicing Flexibility: We cannot control all events and situations in life. But our response or reaction to the situation is under our control. Being flexible helps us to adapt to uncertainties and be willing to change.
Positive Attitude: People who have a positive attitude to life know that change is imperative and unavoidable. Such people easily adapt to changing situations or circumstances which helps them in their path to progress.
Avoid Assumptions: Constantly trying to search for better ways of doing things helps to adapt to change. Because solutions that were relevant before many not be effective today.
Being Fearless and Learning from Failures: Accept reality and be fearless. Learn from failures and adapt to change. change is scary, for most of the people. But It can be fun and exhilarating to do things that scare us the most. The sense of joy when we succeed at it is immense.
Live a Balanced and Healthy Life: Healthy habits and a balanced mindset leads to clarity of thought, and strength to face any challenges that come our way. With a healthy positive mindset, it is easier to adapt to change.
The key to success if often the ability to adapt
Poem-Adapt to any Situation to Succeed-Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 52-Adapt
We get angry and upset
And at times we even cry
When adversities threaten us
And everything seems to go awry.
Knowing that some times
Some things are beyond our control
We learn to focus and concentrate
And adapt to perform new roles.
Change is the law of life. and those who look only to the past and present are sure to miss the future.
— John F Kennedy
It is not always easy
To adapt to new ways
To come out of our comfort zone
And face fears straightaway.
When we embrace change
And be willing to adapt
Many beneficial changes occur.
We realize it is not always bad.
We are happier and balanced
Willing to learn new things
Take on new challenges
And able to develop our talents.
The world around us is changing fast
Only the resilient and fearless thrive
Welcome and accept change and
Adapt to any situation to survive.
Time is a great healer
We will get through this too
When we are willing to adapt
We evolve into something new.
Adapt-An Acrostic Poem
Ability to face fears makes you stronger
Do not give up the struggle, be determined
Accept the challenges and adapt to change
Persevere to achieve your goals
To see the fulfillment of your dreams.
© 2022 VIDYA D SAGAR