Adaptability or flexibility means being able to change as circumstances require it. It recognizes that life will bring us unforeseen challenges and if we are to honor our values and goals, we must adjust and learn as we go. Adaptability requires a certain willingness to let go, sometimes even grieving unmet expectations or ideas of how things “should” have been.
Flexibility means open ourselves to influenced or educated rather than getting stuck in our own desires or ways of thinking. It lets us go with the flow of a group rather than becoming frustrated or alienated. It helps us to be understanding when other people have needs and plans that interfere with our own.