“So how is business?”
This is a typical answer I get every Monday from my accountability partner. It’s a good question because it allows me to think over exactly what I have been doing.
Of course he knows that I have launched a second website. He is also aware that despite all the things I’m doing, I’m still able to juggle my client work too.
For me, my business is growing. However there are some sore spots that I am noticing already.
These are fires that I need to put out. However it’s not as simple as tossing a bucket of water onto the problem. Or to use the same methods as I have used before.
Problems test you in ways that you never thought before. Much like my experience in climbing trees, no amount of preparation I did could prepare me. Instead of facing an issue with the course, a lot of my problems stemmed from my mindset and how I approached the problem.
I needed to adapt and I kind of did in the end.
But just like now, if I want to be fixing the issue, I also have to adapt.
The Same Old Tricks Don’t Work
Adapting means shifting our understanding of the issue and what the issue affects. We can’t be approaching the same issue with the same line of thinking as before as our problems stem from how we think.
Each and every problem we face gives us an opportunity to grow and adapt. To think of things from a different angle than before. This only affects our understanding and can benefit us in a massive way.
To be ignorant is to never change. Individuals who fail and continue to fail are people who lack fluidity with regards to shifting their mindset.
This reminds me of one of the 48 laws of power where it’s encouraged to become formless. In essence a fluid mass constantly changing, much like water. Of course there are defensive benefits from this as people can’t put a read on you and therefore can’t predict what you’ll do, but there is more than that.
Being fluid allows us to adapt and plan things strategically. By constantly changing our thinking, planning, and our development, the more able we are of tackling our own problems.
This is the best way to be adaptive, to be something that even our problems can’t predict. Of course, this will take time, but there is no shame in practicing now.
- What sort of problems are you facing right now?
- What can you do differently than what you are currently doing?
- Have you brainstormed other solutions?
These are but some of the factors I believe of being more fluid in our adaptiveness.
The problems that we face prompt a new way of thinking and approaching.
What we are currently doing stems from careful consideration of the issue and our best way of approaching.
But brainstorming other ideas forces us to back peddle and to look at other back up plans or to change our current plan if things aren’t working.
This is what it means to be adaptive. To be like a fluid.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Yesterday I was still feeling a bit stiff and sore still so I was still mostly in recovery mode. That being said, I was more motivated than on Sunday and was able to push myself further in writing.
I finished up the final touches to my website and have posted two big articles onto the site. If you want to check it out visit boostinglowselfesteem.com. I’ll be promoting them throughout the week as well so there will be no short supply on them.
Lastly there was my goal session which I’ve set goals that have become even more demanding on my part. But I know deep down I can handle it and I will come out of this successful.
On another note, I also shared some more finer details about my adventure in the woods. To get some more details I encourage you to check out my Member Only post.
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