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The End of the Year and Adaptation to Change

By: Ellie Burgueño

The end of the year arrives and with it, the list of new resolutions or goals for 2019. Do you have yours?

A few days remain before the end of the year toast for an excellent new year with the closest ones and to give thanks for one that ends, accompanied by a long list of things to do as soon as 2019 begins, nevertheless we must also consider adding an action plan in case of emergency.

With the passage of time, despite having a well-established plan, unforeseen situations or emergencies are also presented, uncertainty can be a very familiar emotion for many people during this time and with the new year, changes and proper adaptation could be our lifesaver.

How good are you adapting to change?


According to the scientific theory of Charles Darwin, the one who does not have the capacity to adapt to change, dies: “The species that survive are not the strongest, nor the fastest, nor the most intelligent; but those that adapt better to change. In the struggle for survival, the fittest win at the expense of their rivals because they manage to adapt better to their environment.”

Unforeseen changes can occur in different areas of life, such as the loss of a family member, loss of employment, marriage, divorce, change of residence to another country, a physical problem that forces someone to change their lifestyle, among others. In any of these, adaptation is imperative for the survival of the person and, in some cases, the whole family.

In the case of a family member loss, the pain may be such that the sufferer may not have the courage to move forward, but it is necessary to accept that death is only part of life and that life continues. In the case of loss of employment, it is necessary to regain the courage to find another one and enthusiastically conquer the next employer or even learn a new trade if necessary. Marriage brings joy while a divorce is compared to the loss of a relative’s life, in any case adapting to change and seeing life with optimism is important. Moving to another country also requires adaptation, enthusiasm and desire to learn what is necessary, such as a new language, to get ahead is important.

Changes are part of life and at the end of this year, we should add to our list of new goals and resolutions an emergency plan in case it is required.

I wish to you this year that ends was a good one and that the one that is about to start is much better. Keep in mind that, with courage, determination, perseverance and faith, any goal that we set to do is possible to achieve. Happy New Year!

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