Adapt to Grow
I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with a fair number of innerpreneurs since launching this blog and I’ve found a common lesson that we are each learning about business and about life. Adaptability is the key to growth.
We All Know Change is Inevitable
Things will change. Our plans will shift. What was the goal yesterday will not be the goal today.
Being on such a personal, spiritual journey we may find that we are on one path and our soul begins calling us in another. What was right and true now is not. What seemed like a good idea before now seems wrong.
We make plans for an unknown future. A future that shifts and reshapes with every decision we make. We can’t know where tomorrow can lead, but we can be open to its evolving path.
Don’t fight change. Let it run through you. Embrace it. You can’t know what exciting avenue it will lead you down.
My Ever-Adapting Plans
I’ve come to understand and embrace change and see how important adaptability can be. In less than a year my goals have morphed and changed almost constantly.
When I first decided to start my business I simply wanted to write. Anything for anyone. But the universe seemed to be shouting at me that my plan wasn’t quite right. It still needed (and needs) time to take shape.
I had great plans for an elaborate Elastic Mind website. A Choose Your Own Adventure-style site that step-by-step helped a small business owner to build or improve their website. I designed it to show just how helpful I can be, how much help I could provide. I thought my site had to make a splash. A big one. I didn’t plan on anyone connecting with innerpreneurship or my blog as deeply as they have. I thought my business site would need to be my showpiece.
After working for months on it, writing 100+ pages of content, this week I realized that yesterday’s strategy didn’t meet today’s reality. I needed to adapt and change the plan. The site just didn’t make sense for me or my business anymore.
So I am packing away all the content I wrote and adapting what has been built to create a much simpler but still effective site. My goal for the last 10 months changed overnight.
I don’t feel like I failed or wasted time as it was a learning experience and I understand that what I know today, I did not know yesterday. My business today is different from what it was yesterday.
I have grown and my everchanging plans prove that.