When you have to adapt to a situation today learn from those who have done this and let them guide you.
Youll be in a situation today thats either alien to you or that you have to adapt to in some way. Look to those who have experience in this or who have already adapted and learn from them. Look at how they did this and follow in their footsteps, you might even get them to guide you and mentor you. Be open minded and humble and ready to learn.