The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics)
This quote rings in my mind when I start to feel doubt about doing something that I strongly believe is right but might be considered irrational, foolish or unreasonable. Adaptation is a smart strategy much of the time and when you enter a new environment, is often the key to staying alive. But at some point you’ve got to put your foot down and force others to conform to your principles and vision.
Remember, progress is up to you!