How to be Flexible and Open to Change

Change is the only constant

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Adaptability is your ability to adjust to changes in your environment.

Schwinn bicycle company, a family-owned company was America’s number one manufacturer of bicycles from the mid-1950s through to the 1970s. By the late 1970s, a new bicycle sport begun by enthusiasts in Northern California had popularized a new type of all-terrain bicycle, the mountain bike.

The ability to be flexible, to take in new, and even painful information, without tuning out in self-protection, and responding nimbly is essential for survival.

Adaptability is a competitive advantage. The ability to be flexible, to take in new, and even painful information, without tuning out in self-protection, and responding nimbly is essential for survival. Adaptability is your ability to adjust to changes in your environment. Being adaptable means that you can respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, trends, strategies and processes that are needed for success.

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Those who are open to new ideas frequently say yes to new ideas, suggestions, tasks or assignments.

Individuals who are willing to change, or shake up conventional ways of doing things will remain relevant because they are comfortable with experimenting. Without limitations on your thinking and actions, challenges become something not to dread, but to seize and enjoy working through.

  1. Be Open to new ideas: Being open to new ideas means that you are willing to learn and try new ways of doing things. Developing this mindset can positively influence your ability to take on new challenges. Your willingness and motivation to keep improving will demonstrate your commitment to growth. Those who are open to new ideas frequently say yes to new ideas, suggestions, tasks or assignments.
  2. Ask for feedback: Asking for feedback can provide extremely valuable insight for your personal and professional growth. Feedback helps you to know your weaknesses, identify your strengths and also acknowledge your limits. Knowing and acting on feedback will help you to be better by making meaningful changes where it matters most.
  3. Be willing to make mistakes: Taking initiative and being open to new ways of doing things doesn’t mean that you will get it right every time. No one is perfect, and making mistakes is very human and something that will happen a lot. While making an error can be frustrating or even humiliating, it is how you manage the aftermath that counts. If you learn from your mistakes, share newfound knowledge and test alternative solutions, then chances are these mistakes will form some of the most important lessons you will learn.

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