Adapting is my superpower 1

Adaptability is that soft skill that allows us to learn new skills and behaviours when life and circumstances change. Just when you think you have it covered, life throws another curveball. Or another opportunity.

And here is the interesting thing.

As you get older, you become acutely aware that there is nothing more certain than change – at an ever-increasing rate – and similarly aware that you’re wanting to say ‘no’ far more often.

There are times I really want to say, “I am done changing”. Adapting. Flexing. Pivoting. I don’t want to master two handed texting, excel formulas and Bluetooth in my car. And I cleverly entertain the idea of getting others to do it for me.

Until I remind myself, I am a learner. I have spent my life adapting. It is my superpower.

As humans, we resist change – but we were made for change. We are adaptable. We can learn new ways, new concepts, new technologies.

It’s our superpower making sure that tomorrow is just as promising as yesterday.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.

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