Adapt or Perish – Maybe!

Adapt or Perish – Maybe!

Adapt is a substitute word for Change or Evolve.

Why are we resistant to Change, if history tells us that if we don’t change – we will die?

Answer: Change produces uncertainty, and we take stock in knowing what is coming next because it brings a sense of security.

Our genes are ingrained with the fight or flight syndrome in which we inherited from our ancestors.

The fallacy of this conformity – Knowing what is coming next; is that as humans,

we are unable to predict the future and unable to understand the complete concept of time.

Great civilizations and great organizations have perished because they decided to stay the course and not adapt to the new situation.
History is a learning tool, but it is obvious that this ingrained human flaw prevents us from overcoming obvious preventable obstacles.

We always say: I wish I would have known, I would have done it this way instead if I knew, or how did they not see that coming?

We all preach prevention, but are too content with the current situation to prevent future problems.

When a leader takes command and aims their energy at change, it takes many long years for a slight change to occur because the group majority is resistant to changing.

We wait until after the fact to respond to situations because we are forced into action for fear of distinction.

The fear of discontinuing our current comfort has driven us to overcome (fight).

I argue here, that we have the ability to change or adapt before the breaking point.


We are on the top of the food chain for a reason.

We as humans have overcome thousands of years of conflict, catastrophe, plagues, and war.

We have persevered to rule Earth, developed massive amounts of food, developed mind-bending technologies, and have nurtured mankind to almost 7 Billion people.

Personally, I don’t believe in doomsday prophecies, because I believe the future is untold, and we can change the world, but we need to do a better job of reacting to problems before they happen as a species in order to thrive safely into the next generation.

If we weren’t so resistant to change, the economic woes, the political unrest, famine,

and other unfortunate scenarios would be non-existent.

Call to action: become a leader of change; embrace the strength in acting to prevent.

Will it happen – I doubt it, but we are the most resilient people this world has ever seen – Maybe!

Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | | (855) My-Pro-Coach

Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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