Adapt Or Die

Meaningful work over the long haul demands adaptation. This is as true in ministry as it is in education as it is in journalism as it is in parenting as it is in on and on and on.

The trick is that adaptation is never strictly a technical process, but is loaded down with value judgments. This scene from “Moneyball” nails it. Adaptation is improvement to some and capitulation to others.

When you’re mulling an adaptation and that voice in your head is telling you, “You’re listening to the wrong people. You’re not gonna win,” hear it out. Then proceed.