Looking back in time, I often wonder what all helped me reach so far. I believe, we all have our own set of learnings from the past. Two of my biggest friends in my twenties were ‘flexibility’ and ‘adaptability.’ Being able to adapt to circumstances helped me make several career choices that have propelled my growth.
In the year 1992, I had to move colleges for my masters. Leaving this place that had come to feel like home, and the people, who felt almost like family was difficult. However, I was looking forward to furthering my education and gaining more knowledge on the subjects that excited me. At that time, I thrived on the possibility of what the future would hold.
A few years from then, in 1996, I decided to shift from the sciences to management. For the most part, I was excited. Nevertheless, there were moments of doubt. During such moments, I drew inspiration from challenging moments of my life, those around me, and my mentors. This helped me make better decisions, stay focused, and most important of all, adapt to new situations and ideas. The ability to adapt is not so much a quality as it is a state of mind. Later on in life, I learned that the being flexible and adaptable is an inherent quality of a pioneer.
Adaptability in the Technological Era
The beauty of technology is that it keeps changing. The amount of progress we have witnessed in the last 10-20 years has been tremendous. If you want to survive in today’s world, you need to adapt. Life is much more fast-paced than it was a few decades back. We need to adapt to new technology in the form of gadgets, software, and even our daily experiences.
Moving from shopping at stores to shopping on websites, banking from phones to banking on apps, we are growing at a rapid pace. The best part is that we are all moving together. We at Diamond Bank have tried to keep up with the changing ace of things.
Technology does this. Technology cannot survive by itself. It needs people, loads of them, from various places, joined in a single mission. The ability to adapt to new technology has resulted in saving time. This valuable time of a person, a country, the world has a whole, that has been saved by technology can be tied in with the growth taking place in every sector.
Passing it On
We need to be flexible and teach our children how to be flexible. Children or adults who are stuck in their ways will always find it very difficult to grow. The fact of the matter is that your growth is dependent on your level of flexibility. Children need to be taught to adapt in order to grow.
This entire road, this zigzagging road has brought me to the point where I feel like I am open enough to adapt to almost all situations. If I were to go back now, I would tell my 22-year old self that this wasn’t the biggest curve ball life would throw at me. That I should adapt, in mind and spirit, otherwise I’d repent.