Adapting: A Necessary Tool For Meeting the Needs of Today’s Society

We’ve all had to do it… Adapt. Change what we are doing in order to do something new. The need to adapt can take place for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the reason, adapting can be difficult.

Today we are evolving at a faster pace than at any time in human history; whether technological, physiological, or cultural. This constant state of change can make adapting to new situations seem difficult or all together impossible. Even when faced with a new but promising situation we may choose not to adapt for a variety of reasons. As a result we may stay stuck in familiar patterns and ways of doing things that can impede our long term growth. Despite the constant sea of information, people, wealth and technology we have 24/7 access to this inability or unwillingness to adapt happens all too often.

A key I’ve found to adapting successfully is having enough discipline to keep an open mindset and accept things the way they are. When we can see things for how they really are we are able to find creative solutions to our problems, and perhaps solutions to problems of a more global scale as well.

I recently listened to a TED Radio Hour Podcast called “The Power of Design.” In the podcast, Guy Raz talked about a few great minds of our time and how by thinking outside of the box, they designed solutions which increased convenience for a wider audience.

One of the lead designers at Apple spoke on how selling electronics fully charged would transform the customer experience, electronic devices previously were sold with empty batteries. In the old way, following the purchase the customer would have to first purchase batteries and then charge their product before they could play with their new toy. Selling fully charged items brought the appeal of immediate gratification to the customer and ultimately transformed the industry.

Creative solutions to modern day inconveniences can, over time, have big impacts on our life.  Jessica Alba speaks about it in one of her recent “Life Hacks” videos, discussing how adults spend on average of 55 minutes a day, or 3,000 plus hours over the course of our lifetime simply looking for our lost stuff! By creating better solutions for managing our possessions we can free up time and energy that would otherwise be spent looking through our items.

In my 20 years in the medical industry, I’ve seen that there are many ways we could have been adapting and moving things forward within the industry in order to help our patients get healthier, but it simply isn’t happening on a grand scale. People are “stuck” in the past and are using conventional methods that may not solve the root problem at hand.

In a world where physicians are taught to prescribe medications that many times do not address the primary reason why the person is sick, why not prescribe something that would address the core of the problem? To learn how we are doing this visit thegravityball.com.

In an ever-changing world, resisting change isn’t the solution, however, adapting to new methods that will empower us, might just be the missing link in reaching goals we used to think were unattainable, and to healing our bodies and minds from the inside out.

Additional Sources:

 Jessica Alba's Clutter Hacks

The Power of Design