I value interacting with people who value adaption. So, I created this page for three simple purposes. First, I present what I mean by adaption and why it is important. Second, I invite people to assess their own commitment to adaption (and possibly to cultivate that commitment). Third, I motivate the relevant people to communicate with me about how we can work together for our mutual advantage.
Adaption means changing in conformity both to internal motivations and to external conditions. Internal motivations are always available. For adults, basic motivations tend to change relatively slowly, like during puberty or menopause. In contrast, external conditions can change suddenly.
However, external conditions may be quite stable. In response to stable external conditions, people may form habits. By habits, I mean patterns of behavior that are presumptive or inattentive.
We may form habits that are adaptive in one set of conditions, but what if we are blind to a habit even when our conditions and priorities change? What happens when a habit is no longer adaptive? We can experience frustration. We value some outcome that we are not producing. We may be confused as to why we are disappointed. We may not even consider that our own habitual pattern of behavior could be updated.
When we are frustrated and exhausted, but do not understand the habits that produced the frustration and exhaustion, then we may experience anxiety and distress. We would benefit from interacting with someone else who is perceptive and committed, right?However, what if we have a habit of withdrawing from others (introversion)? Or, what if we have a habit of suppressing distress?
Distress is a powerful signal that motivates increased caution and adaption. If we habitually suppress distress, then we have a habit of suppressing motivation and adaption. That could be a habit worth updating.
By the way, there are two basic types of experience that motivate adaption: attraction and repulsion. When the magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion are both creating movement in the same direction, then what results is acceleration and propulsion.
A common habit of people is to emphasize attraction while shaming repulsion. That may be relevant occasionally, but cannot be ideal in the long run. By habitually suppressing repulsion, that suppresses acceleration and propulsion, too.
To make this even more clear, imagine driving a car when some warning lights turn on in the dashboard of the car. One light says that a door is not fully closed. Another light (or sound) indicates that a seat belt is not buckled. A third light signals that there is not much fuel left in the car. Last, a warning light indicates that the parking brake is engaged.How do people respond to these signals? Most people allow their attention to be shifted by the warning signals. The prudent driver increases their caution. They check for which door is ajar and interrupt their prior momentum to review conditions and address any underlying issues that they identify as the new priority. If they do not want to use the parking brake, then they release it.
Is it possible that a warning light is malfunctioning (so that the light is on even though all the doors are properly closed)? Yes, there can be a failed fuse that needs to be replaced. However, if there is a signal to be cautious and adaptive , then it is typically better to temporarily be more cautious than relevant (rather than neglect a potentially serious risk).
In some cases, people relate to anxiety as a valuable signal to increase caution and adapt. In other cases, people attempt to suppress anxiety. Suppressing anxiety is like disabling all of the warning lights in the car’s dashboard. It is a method that predictably will produce disaster eventually.
To suppress attraction does not produce catastrophe. That is simply disabling the perception of opportunity and benefit.
That is like never driving a car at all. Not driving presents no danger, but just an inhibition of efficiency and freedom. Instead of never driving at night, they could use the headlights. However, if they refuse to use headlights (and refuse to drive at night), that does not increase risk. That just limits their benefits.The bigger issue is the suppression of repulsion (such as stress, grief, anxiety, & frustration). If someone drives, but puts some black tape over all of the dashboard indicators because “those warning light are so annoying and distracting,” that can be a problem. Maybe they refuse to use the windshield wipers “because it really should not be raining at all, plus the weather forecast did not mention rain, so why should I have to turn on the wipers today? Instead of turning on the wipers, I will complain about the incompetence of the weather forecasters! Why don’t they care more about me?!?!”
It is very common for people to develop a habit of blame. Habitual blaming can be a coping mechanism for distracting one’s self from one’s own real motivations. If someone was highly motivated, they would be open to grief as a signal to increase caution and adapt. However,with habitual blaming, any experience of grief is immediately diverted in to the invention of a grievance (resentment, blame, vilification, etc)….
So far, how much of this sounds familiar? How clear is it to you what I mean by adaption? How important is adaption to you? How committed are you to adaption? Do you have any habits that actually promote your own motivation to adapt? How open are you to developing a conscious habit of motivating adaption?
Before I invite you to communicate to me how interested you are in adaption, I would like to present more about my motivation, plus express some caution. For those who know me well, you already know that I am aware of unusual opportunities and risks that are emerging in the global economy. I am excited as well as anxious about the changes that I have been predicting for over a decade. If you want to learn more about the distinctive precision of my forecasts and the profits produced by them, then click this link: investment market forecasts.
One motivation of mine is to dramatically increase my wealth. I did not share this content because I deeply care about everyone who will read it. I care about cultivating business partners who are open to dramatically increasing their wealth through prudent investment strategies and/or promoting those investment strategies to others who have both motivation and money to invest.
I mentioned above that anxiety can be a signal to re-assess our motivations and our behaviors. Once clear on our motivations (perhaps after identifying motivating goals), then we can review our external conditions as well as our patterns of behavior in order to update out awareness of conditions and adapt our behaviors to match those conditions.
You may be motivated to update your current habits. You may conclude that certain old habits are due to be reduced, refined, or discarded. in particular, for those people who insist that the best way for them to adapt to economic change is to complain about a few politicians and campaign for political reforms to bring economic salvation, I suggest that they have been programmed to have that habit and the habit does not serve them well. Who does that programmed habit serve? The people who created that programmed habit and then made it popular. Some habits may be programmed in to the masses in order to compromise the perceptiveness and adaptiveness of the masses.
Further, in a later page, you learn about several simple and free methods that dramatically reduce the experience of anxiety. These will not automatically update your perceptiveness of external conditions or your other habits of behavior. However, these methods will promote a calm alertness that will allow you to either be relaxed enough to allow someone else to assist you in reviewing how to adapt or, perhaps, for you to adapt on your own.
These methods actually resolve the immediate effect of anxiety. Underneath the anxiety, a clear and powerful motivation may be clear to you as what triggered the signal of anxiety.
Of course, if there is no adaption to external conditions, then the effect of anxiety naturally can develop again. However, by promoting calm alertness, clarity about your deepest motivations can then lead you to the relevant adaptions.
Until now, you may not have been presented with an invitation like this. You may have even been attracted to a suppressing of all anxiety.
If so, then you probably know that many other people have been socially pressured to subdue their own motivation and anxiety, such as through habits of chemical dependencies on prescription medications, alcohol, or marijuana. Note that those chemical dependencies are actually adaptive in some way, or people would not use those methods. However, when conditions change, habits might remain unchanged. Further, some habits are safer than others.
What are the typical effects of alcohol? Alcohol is famous for decreasing inhibitions (as in suppressing repulsions). In contrast, marijuana is famous for producing extreme relaxation (as in suppressing attractions).
In moderation, these methods of reducing motivation may be temporarily adaptive. However, let’s briefly consider the actual mechanisms of these chemicals.
The brain’s ability to produce anxiety can be increased or decreased through different methods. When there are external irritants, that will produce irritation (irritability) in a healthy person. In the brain, such irritation can be given labels like ADHD or social anxiety disorder. The irritation leads to reduced concentration and can even correspond to physical discomfort and tension.
When people suppress anxiety signals, it is like interfering with the warning lights in the dashboard of a car. To completely suppress the brain’s ability to create anxiety, the brain’s functionality can be inhibited, resulting in a fog. There will be neither discontent nor fulfillment. There will simply be haze. There will be no strong repulsion, no strong attraction, no strong motivation, and no strong propulsion.
There will be habitual fog. If someone is using chemicals to habitually produce fog, then they may be terrified of the idea of going for a few days or a week without their prescription drugs. They may experience withdrawal, similar to someone who is addicted to heroin but then suddenly stops using it.
Those habits are not addressing the external conditions that are creating a signal to adapt. Those habits are simply postponing the experience of anxiety. Note that when someone who is dependent on such chemicals is faced with the idea of a few days or a week without them, they may panic. Why do they panic? Because the underlying causes of their anxiety have not been addressed. It is like someone who has simply used a drug to disconnect all of the warning lights from their car’s dashboard.
If the door is still ajar, it needs to be closed. If the seat belt is unbuckled, it needs to be buckled. If the gas tank is low on fuel, it needs to be filled soon. If the parking brake is on, maybe you should release it before driving away.
Or, someone can ignore the signals for motivating alertness and adaption. Someone can disconnect the warning lights. Someone can pick up a spray bottle and ritually spray some mist or fog all over their brain every few hours.
Those methods can be adaptive in a crisis. However, as habits, those habits tend to correspond to reduced perceptiveness, reduced motivation, reduced adaptiveness, and finally reduced financial stability. Risks that could be easily measured may be neglected. Opportunities that could be easily identified may be missed.
So, in order to benefit most from changing market conditions, adaption is required. In order to reduce risk, adaption is still required. The motivating factors of repulsion and attraction can both be combined to produce dynamic propulsion.
If you are ready now to notify me of your willingness to improve your financial stability (by earning money promoting our investment management services or by adapting to the emerging opportunities in investment markets), click here next: how to best adapt to changes in external conditions. You will also receive access to over a decade of accurate forecasts, including forecasts of trends that have recently begun to emerge.
Or, to access the free instructions on safe, natural methods to shift anxiety to calm alertness, click here: respecting the signal to adapt. Through that last link, you will still be given the option to learn about adapting to emerging financial opportunities.