Life is changing fast, and maybe it is frustrating for you to keep up with the latest trends, to continue learning new things, and grow yourself at the workplace and overall?
Don’t you know where to start right? Most people talk about acquiring skills like digital skills, soft skills, communication skills, etc., but no one talks about that important skill to develop to top off all these skills easily.
In this article, I m gonna talk about that one skill that will help you open the doors of opportunities and success for you in life, helps you excel in life. We call this skill “Adaptability.”
Read on to get quick insights on Adaptability and Start implementing today!
So what is Adaptability? Different people take this differently in various disciplines. But the base is the same. According to Google, it is “the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.”
This definition means that you can adjust according to your current environment. In this present age, where everything is booming, life is changing at lightning speed. This change can be technology, office work styles, academic changes, and economic changes at individual and country levels.
Some ten years ago, online work was not so famous.No doubt, people have been doing it for a long time, but fewer people knew about it, and most people do traditional work. But if we see today, more and more people are getting aware of online businesses. Also, due to the corona outbreak, digital skills are trending. Now there are more hirings available to those who know the digital skills. We all know about that already, but.
Why am I m telling this to you? Because you would not like to be impactful, out in this modern world. There is only one way to keep up with these changes, and that requires you only one skill to develop. Guess what? Adaptability yes!
Now how to develop Adaptability? 🤔
Two things come under Adaptability. If you can develop them, you are adaptable,
1. Flexibility :
It would help if you were flexible in your work no matter what you do. Don’t be so rigid in your tasks and work calendars. If you are doing some important work and some other urgent work, dives in. So don’t resist! Instead, try to adjust yourself as well as that work. Have a solution-oriented approach, not a resistive one. And believe me, you will always find some good solution to it. Because if you resist, that will hurt your energy levels. This approach can be applied anywhere. Suppose you have 5 tasks today in the office and the boss calls you to hand over the 6th task, which you were not expecting. Then what would you do? Resist? Then it will definitely affect your relationship with your boss. Now it’s not like you can’t say no and burden yourself; But instead, handle the situation nicely. Back to our office situation, Say no to your boss politely, like “Could you, please help prioritize my tasks list, or can we shift this to the next day.”You get it now, I hope😊
Try to take on new challenges and responsibilities. It can be a great way to develop your adaptability skill. It will also help you to fill the skills gap that we all lack somewhere in our life. Try to learn new skills that excite you or you think can help you in your career. Don’t hesitate to try on new stuff, no matter if it is going for some funky clothes that you have never tried-(btw I never tried it myself, but I plan to J). Go for some untested shoe color. If everyone goes for black, for example, you go for Yellow! Yes, believe me, give it a try. Now you will end up with 2 results. Either you will like it, and yahoo!!!!! You have discovered new color that suits you, or you have found the color that doesn’t suit you, right? So no sweat!
In most cases, you find what you were really looking for. I know these are straightforward basic examples of Adaptability, but ..small areas in our life are best to start with. As you go further, you get used to applying them to other prominent areas of your life.
Adaptability helps you in many areas of life. And overall contributes significantly to your growth in life.
1. Good social life:
If you are adaptable, your social relationships with other people grow better. You are more welcoming to new people in your groups. You will also make a welcoming entry in other’s groups because now you attract people.No one likes Rigidness and arrogance. You will be able to sustain your friendships with office colleges. If you are a student, Other class fellows will feel comfortable with you.
2. Changes are a no longer problem for you
When you are adaptable, you are easily better equipped to face new challenges and responsibilities. So this makes problems for you no longer a problem but an opportunity to dive in and explore. Now you are more open and mentally prepared to develop whatever it takes to adjust to new conditions.
3. You are a more valuable employer
Today, modern companies want those people to work with who are not lazy but actively seeking growth and willingly do their work with passion and flexibility. Rigid and fixed-minded persons can’t sustain good relations with their employers even if they worked for them for 10 yrs. A new adaptable member can top off all your past time spent and make a place for him in a short time.
4. You are happy
Being adaptable gives you a new perspective on life. Now you see the changes and challenges associated with them as an opportunity, take the problems as guidelines instead of stop signs. You can handle the workloads, and you feel mentally relaxed and happy J
5. Good leadership qualities
An adaptable person can be a leader in a problematic situation when everyone gives up and keep off. Because he is well trained habitually to see opportunity in every challenge.
6. Career growth chances are higher
The adaptable person is always open to learning new things, having multiple diverse skills. This strengthens his chances of survival in society and makes it easy to switch jobs if not satisfied, learn trending skills and give it a try. If he is a master of one thing, he continually learns to improve. He does not hesitate to seek feedback from others, identify his weaknesses and improve. As a result, his career growth chances become higher.
Adaptability is a soft skill. It has more to do with your mindset, perceptions of life, and response to situations and challenges around you. Taking action is easy, but sustaining is difficult if your mind is not in harmony with what you do. Adaptability is that crucial skill that helps us to break the chains in our minds first. This is a world where we can’t resist changes but can learn to handle them to reach our goal. Life challenges and changes are not supposed to stick or paralyze you. They are supposed to help you discover your potentials, explore life, and be an experienced person, and Adaptability is where it all starts.”😊