Adapt: How to Fail Your Way to Success

Book Review:

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford



Quote from the Book:
Photo of quote from the book


Your Adaptability Score


 How would you rate yourself on the following 4 questions. Use a rating from one to five, five being the highest rating:
1 I love to try new things such as new ethnic food, alternate routes to work, different hair styles.
2 I am open to new ideas that challenge me to do thing differently.
3 I love to learn new skills such as learning a new language, learning to play a new sport, learning how to do video.
4 I am always looking for new opportunities to expand and grow.




Out of a total possible score of 20 points you rated your self between:

1 16-20 You get the Charles Darwin  gold survival medal

2 10-15 You don’t get kicked off the island.(Galapagos)

3 5-9  You get a “There’s still hope for me” button.

4 Below 5  You get a picture of a dodo bird.


3 Principles for Failing Productively



Change Game Exercise

Here’s a fun little exercise to try to get the idea that change can be and should be uncomfortable.

Stand up and cross your arms. This is often considered a defensive position.

Okay you got it. Right?

Now cross your arms the other way.

How did that feel?

Here is the link to the article where I found this exercise: The Change Game: Engaging Exercises to Teach Change

Learning to adapt requires that you be intentional in finding different ways to think and act differently.

Click here to get my Doing Things Differently Checksheet.


Can your remember a time when you failed and that failure led to success?










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