Adapt or Fail

The importance of embracing change

Pathless Pilgrim
3 min readJul 28, 2023


Adapt or Fail — The Importance of Embracing Change
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

In a world that’s perpetually in flux, change is the only constant.

You know this already.

Everyone knows it.

I knew it

(or thought I did).

But it took me a long time…

a LONG time…

to realise I wasn’t living this truth.

I hadn’t grokked it.

I was writing posts and articles disparaging people for not changing with the times.

I was writing about the impending — no, the current climate catastrophe and vilifying society for not changing their ways.

“If we do things the way we’ve always done things, we die.”

Isn’t that the crux of it?

But I wasn’t applying this advice in my own life.

Sure, in ‘green living’ terms my footprint is pretty low.

I’d made significant changes to my life over the years — big changes — in the way my life impacts the world.

But what about in other ways?

Little ways.

What about in the microcosm of my day-to-day life?

The need to change — to flow — applies just as much to art, business and relationships as it does to ecology.

It applies just as much to social media.

If we don’t adapt to change, we fail.

Change happens within us as well as externally.

People said, “Find your niche and stick to it.”

We get terrified of stepping out of our niche, even when our niche is no longer working for us.

Like many people, maybe like you, I built up a following writing about certain topics, because they were the topics I wanted to talk about.

I wrote about what was on my mind.

I said what I felt I needed to say.

I spoke from my heart and it resonated with people.

But then, you feel compelled to keep writing about those topics. You’re afraid that when you write about…



Pathless Pilgrim

Many things to many people... A complete enigma to myself.