While working in Burlington, Vermont these past two weeks and experiencing temperatures as low as -14 I have learned some things about inspecting and adapting. The first day I was here, I inspected my toes and they were freezing so I adapted by buying wool socks. Then, I learned the next day that wool socks work better if you wear them under cotton socks. I learned to adapt to my environment by layering clothes in order to stay warm.
By the end of the first week I wasn’t so cold anymore. It is amazing how quickly I was able to adapt when I changed my focus from how miserable the cold was to how warm layers of clothing can be. In short, I chose to set down my victim thinking about how freezing I was and pick up my victorious thinking about how comfortable I could be. I didn’t like my situation so I changed it! Complaining about it wasn’t making me warmer so I did something productive instead and got warm.