Hermit crabs are a great metaphor for change, growth and adaptability.

This sea creature gives a powerful life lesson to embrace change & move ahead in life. As the hermit crabs grow, they require larger shells, and thus it starts the search for a new shell. When it locates a new shell that would be able to hold its size it leaves the existing shell amicably and moves forward into the new shell. In this process of detachment, it doesn’t destroy the existing shell and leaves it in way that a new hermit crabs whose size is apt for that shell can find a safe shelter in it from the vulnerable predators around.

A hermit crab spends a lifetime repeating this process!

Isn’t this creature a great reminder for us to reflect that how many times did we challenged ourselves to move ahead when we have outgrown our present shell?

As the hermit crab grows in size, it must find a larger shell and abandon the previous one similarly the covid 19 disruption around us is a striking reminder that we need to adapt the new normal at our workplace acquire new skills to move ahead with the new norms & demands of our workplace as now we have simply outgrown the pre covid era ones!

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Picture credit: National Geographic