I assume we can each appreciate the importance of adaptability in our lives. A quick look at the Internet shows us this definition from Oxford Dictionaries that adaptability is the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions. Easier defined perhaps than is actually practiced in real life.
Let's leave the definition as the goal I guess. As is often my way of discovering and exploring things around me I look to quotes by others for some insight. Today, I share three quotes from people of diverse backgrounds.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability.
The truth is outside all fixed patterns.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable,
and things can change overnight for any of us
A lot of work in, say, construction or restaurants involves visual and motor flexibility.
It also requires adaptability, in terms of answering questions,
giving people directions or taking orders.
The quotes and thoughts on the this subject and related topics are extensive. Those selected include quotes from different parts of the globe and from different times as well as from different worlds.
I do not attempt to provide answers but merely set forth some thoughts for me to ponder. A little bit more perhaps but no promises are promised or given..
The photo in this post was taken by Michael Jacobs of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA. It has nothing to do with adaptability but is one of the iconic images of this historic city.