“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.”

I have been giving this classic quote attributed to Charles Darwin quite a bit of thought lately, as in our modern world it has rang true for quite some time, and now that bell is almost deafening.

Having a successful career (or business) now appears to require you to be able to reinvent yourself, your goals, your needs and the skills you bring to the game at a moments notice.

It’s interesting Darwin’s quote talks about it not being the “strongest” that survives, but that most “responsive to change” I would suggest that responsiveness to change takes a certain level of strength. A kind of resilience. The world at the moment seems to be changing as readily as a heart beats, those that are crippled by this change, and despairingly backward looking a left in the treacle and those who accept their new reality and move with it, and even embrace it, thrive.

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