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How to Be Adaptable in 11 Simple Steps
Whether it involves your work, family, relationships or life in general, changes are bound to happen. And to be able to live with those changes, you need to be adaptable. You need to be able to face the changes head on and accept them for what they are.

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How To Be Adaptable

How To Be Adaptable
  • Stop whining. Learn to accept the situation, adapt to it, and move on. 
  • Don’t mindlessly believe that something is ‘wrong’ and must be avoided. 
  • Disc...

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