It is not the most intelligent or the strongest who will survive but those who best manage change. – Charles Darwin
Adaptability is a hard thing to master. It is the ability to handle a situation in the most efficient way possible for you. It’s about staying alert, and finding the best outcome for you. It’s not a burst, it’s a routine. It isn’t that strike of genius where you suddenly see the outcome. It is about seeing the small and seemingly insignificant changes to keep you ahead. It’s complicated, because it is a very methodical process. You must think ahead, and that can be hard in the first steps of a business, when you are just trying to stay alive.
It might seem like a strange habit to have at first, but you must question yourself constantly. You might think that your business is well set up, but things change, all industries go fast these days. Being able to roll with the punches keeps you nimble and running with the least energy spent. It’s important that you see this as a core part of your business strategy early on. It gets harder to adapt the more your business grows. When you have more variables, it’s harder to keep them all flexible. However, if you made a point of always keeping things simple, and easily interchangeable, your growth should not hinder your ability to react quickly.
Evolving and constantly changing your strategy is not indecisive, it actually shows your strength. Those small tweaks will often be shots in the dark. They will not make sense right away, by themselves. They’ll be part of a long, slow process. You do a little bit every day, you’ll start seeing changes after a while, but the key is that you will be constantly improving. No matter what comes at you, if you have a quick reaction time, you can overcome it. There is no easy way out of this, it really is a test of your strength and intelligence. Your opponents will spend all their time trying to find their big break, but will always be behind, because you did your homework.