Adapt: to adjust. Adjust: to adapt.
Another one of those dictionary definitions that entice you to look up the definition word. That can be frustrating when you don’t know the meaning of a word in the first place.
However, in this case I already know the meaning of both words. That’s a good thing, too, because the need for me to put those words in practice could also be frustrating. And who needs more frustration in life?
I have been enamored with the art challenges I’ve been doing (don’t you love the way I used enamored, giving a positive feeling, instead of addicted, giving a negative feeling?). I recently signed up for a 30 day one. Thirty Days!
And then life happened. We found ourselves planning an out of state road trip to visit an ill family member. Would I still have time to complete a challenge every single day while away from home? If I managed to photograph and/or process a daily image would I have internet service to upload that image?
I don’t know the answer to those questions but I know I want to adapt and adjust my thinking, as well as my actions in order to still stay in the challenge.
In between loads of laundry that need to be done before packing, I can take photographs to process on challenge days. I will start the challenge while away from home and process and upload new work every day that I am able.
Life events will always “get in the way” of our plans for living. One important step to successful goal completion is to adapt and adjust along the way when those events threaten to push us off track.
Adapt and adjust. Evidently I have not perfected this because life keeps requiring that I keep adapting and adjusting. What about you?