Tiny Wisdom: On Adapting

“The art of life is constant readjusting to your surroundings.” ~Kazuko Okokaura

Oftentimes, when we don't adapt to our surroundings, it's because we refuse to see ourselves in new ways.

Maybe you think that you're a shy person, so you let that justify sitting alone when an intimate gathering suddenly turns into a party.

Or you believe that you're unmotivated, so you don't make the effort to promote yourself when a potential new partner walks into your life.

Or you feel certain that you're not tech-savvy, so you refuse to learn a new software that could make you far more valuable to your company.

The world is going to change around us, and opportunities will present themselves every day, every hour, and every moment.

Whether or not we seize those possibilities depends entirely on our willingness to adjust how we understand who we are and what we can do.

Today, if you feel limited by a constricting, self-imposed label, ask yourself: Would it be worth considering that I am more than the narrow sense of identity I've formed? If I let that go, what might I try today?

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About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you ~ I love this reminder! In my resolve to really grow this year, I find I have to learn to let go of old self-imposed labels. “The art of life is constant readjusting…”, that really hits home!

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  • masuba

    feeling grateful,I just identify with the same ,its me out there . hope to put in action .