Adapt : Become adjusted to new conditions.

This week, I experienced technological difficulties of epic proportions. We had a server outage at my job and it took three days to fully get back online. I had a pretty big deadline. I’m pretty sure you can guess how crazy I was this week, right? My life was  hectic and I worked off of two flash drives. I’ll stop there.

I learned a lot about myself and felt that maybe, just maybe, I should share a tidbit with you.

You Can Adapt Alone, But It’s Easier with Others

Amidst the madness, I was blessed to work with amazing people who can edit and update files when I couldn’t. We were able to remain level headed despite our situation. Typically, I work for people (y’know like.. alone), but this situation forced me to work with people. I get things done, often on my own. People typically don’t have to provide much help or oversight because I’m just naturally good at figuring things out. Also, Youtube and Google help TREMENDOUSLY. But in this case, I had to tell my director that I needed her to jump in or else the ship will sink.

Flexible, Adaptive, Encourager. – Words that I added to my resume on Friday after everything was over.

 

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

I can’t control what happened. I can’t. Technology fails. People let you down. Shxt happens. In these moments, it doesn’t matter what happened. My job is to guarantee results. By any means necessary.

I said all of this to say that you can’t do everything alone. In order to truly adapt, you need to acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses. Pass your weaknesses on to someone else when possible so that they can help you get the job done.

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