“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”
The only constant in the universe is change.
You don't' stay the same. You are either growing, building, or you are eroding away.
The same is true in complex systems. The law of entropy is an inescapable law of nature. Things don't grow or even maintain without constant energy added to maintain or grow.
Your best strategy for growth is always changing and adapting to these universal laws.
What I've found to be true through years as an adult and working for myself is EMBRACING change is your best chance at building a great life.
If you get to the point where you can be rigid on your first principles and then fluid on everything else, you'll always steer your ship in the right direction with the wind at your back. You'll keep investing energy into your growth and development.
This is a universal law of success for human life.