While football is not life or death, these ever-changing times do remind me of Charles Darwin’s quote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent…. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Change is difficult. Especially when you have been accustomed to doing something a certain way for a long time… Even more so when there is abundant proof that philosophies and practices of the past have led to success. Momentum is a valuable resource, but we have to get our eyes up off the hood ornament and a little further down the road to be successful, (and can’t afford to become complacent!)
Moving forward, the key to future success (survival) is to be able to adapt what you have done (and learned) in the past to align with the constantly changing circumstances of the present.
Today’s rapidly evolving conditions, guidelines, and challenges require a patient and thoughtful approach. Just as we talked in early February’s post about “Improvising and Adapting,” the same Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) loop applies.
Find a new way. Adapt to change. Survive, and ideally, find a way to thrive!
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