When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Breathtaking Adapting To Change quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats.
John Hall, my geography teacher at school inspired me to a lifelong interest in geography and a curiosity about our world which has stayed with me through my life. Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be 'strangers in a strange land,' who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.
The talk you hear about adapting to change is not only stupid, it's dangerous.
The only way you can manage change is to create it.
Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the change in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change … agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.
Be the change you want to see.
Adversity is just change that we haven't adapted ourselves to yet.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
We can never be certain about the future and therefore we must continue to be flexible and adaptable so that we can react quickly to the needs of our clients and our market place.
Our task is to change the world for the better, not to adapt ourselves to the world.
Climate change is...a gross injustice-poor people in developing countries bear over 90% of the burden-through death, disease, destitution and financial loss-yet are least responsible for creating the problem. Despite this, funding from rich countries to help the poor and vulnerable adapt to climate change is not even 1 percent of what is needed.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.
It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives;
it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.
Leadership is the ability to step outside the culture to start evolutionary change processes that are more adaptive.
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
Never stop learning and adapting. The world will always be changing. If you limit yourself to what you knew and what you were comfortable with earlier in your life, you will grow increasingly frustrated with your surroundings as you age.
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
But in practice master plans fail - because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt.
Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
Manners are like primary colors, there are certain rules and once you have these you merely mix, i.e., adapt, them to meet changing situations.
Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
It's not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive, but those most adaptive to change. Over the past 10 years, the need for, and focus on, adaptability has accelerated.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
This understanding, underlying constitutional interpretation since the New Deal, reflects the Constitution's demands for structural flexibility sufficient to adapt substantive laws and institutions to rapidly changing social, economic, and technological conditions.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary.
But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better.
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt.
The most powerful natural species are those that adapt to environmental change without losing their fundamental identity which gives them their competitive advantage.
So a military force has no constant formation, water has no constant shape: the ability to gain victory by changing and adapting according to the opponent is called genius.