It Is Not The Strongest of the Species That Survive – Charles Darwin
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin
This quote from Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, is a particularly helpful reminder for anyone who lacks the confidence to go out and pursue their dreams. Many of us get resume-envy, and anxiety about whether or not we’re up to task when it comes to the things we really want to accomplish in our lives. However, in the event of cold feet, a stagnated career and the fear of failure, it’s important to look into our personal past, and ask ourselves: Have I been capable before? How was I able to come back when I was in a really tough spot last time? Who have I become because of the hardships I’ve had to endure? Once you recognize that you are a human being who is able to bounce back (as our species have suggested that we’re quite good at), you become much more encouraged to find your most ambitious path. You may not be a wiz at all of the Adobe Suite or be able to run a mile without running out of breath, but it doesn’t matter: you have already proven to yourself and to those around you that you have the essential mechanism that allows you to learn new skills and weather whatever comes at you. You can be responsive to change.