Adaptive Equals Strong

Some people find it hard to adapt to change. For example, there’s a weather event or something else unexpected, and you have to change your plans. I have found that emotionally healthy people handle this sort of thing well. They accept what they cannot control. To the control freak or compulsive type of person, this attitude represents weakness. They claim to think “it’s rational” but they don’t really believe this. Yet to accept what you cannot control IS rational and healthy. It’s healthy on the obviously rational, common sense level. But, more than that, it frees up your energy and mind to master what you do have control over. If you think about it, the adaptive person is really more in control of things. Instead of wasting precious time and energy trying to change the unchangeable — the weather, or other people — all available time and energy can be focused on the controllable.