How To Survive?

The Origin of Species
The Origin of Species

On the journey of life, we all look for avenues and pathways that will enable us to survive and succeed. Many people have given advice. But, one person stands out, as his ideas have survived for over 150 years.

Here are some of the important things he said:

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin, the great scientist, made these pronouncements after his round the world voyage.He wrote the book titled – The Origin of the Species. He then followed up with a range of controversial publications. One was on the way we choose our relationships – Selection in Relation to Sex.

Is love just a name for survival? Do we choose people who we think will help us survive longer?

Darwin also said that it is the speed with which we learn and apply that makes the difference to our survival.

So, what have you learned in the last week and how have you used it?

Are you adapting to change as Darwin says that is the key to survival.

In my studies of amazing people, I have found that most were innovators and learnt quickly from experience. They are examples of what Charles Darwin described. By learning and adapting, via action learning, they not only survived, but succeeded in their chosen area.