Tailoring adaptability

Back in 1859 Charles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Here we can make a similar statement about ideas, saying that, it is not the strongest of the ideas that survive, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
When we start tailoring ideas, we usually consider their application based on our previous experiences. We discard options that we could’ve obtained by stretching our thinking. Even though sometimes narrowing our ideas is useful, oftentimes we miss great opportunities when we stick with the status quo.
Richard Brandson is a great example of adaptability. Over and over he has reinvented the Virgin Group—not by tailoring ideas to his own field, but by considering opportunities as he saw them and experimenting. Otherwise he would never have moved from the music industry. (And so many companies got stuck and die there.)
Although change is hard, you can overcome half of the battle by being adaptable to change and stretching your vision to catch up opportunities.