Did you know that Progress or Evolution is coded as an Equation?
In fact I’m going to say something that might seem controversial, But I stand by it …Charles Darwin was wrong when he said that the strongest or the fittest of the species are the one who survive!
First if all, whether or not if these were Darwin correct wordings is an irrelevant fact here for our purpose; the fact is that the point above is what has been democratized around the world and it’s time to keep it straight. Probably, that could have been relatively appropriate at the animal level and kingdom?
That is not true certainly for humanity; because excellence is what builds and creates human evolution.
Evolution stems from excellence not on the strongest of species, or the fittest of species.
When you’re in in excellence zone, you’re in unison with the field, with your creator, because that’s what you were meant for!!!
This is not my opinion, it’s encoded in an equation everywhere in nature around us in all forms.
I have been fascinated by fractal mathematics since high school.
In fact, one of the framework that I teach for leadership and transformation is The QUANTUM DO, which is framework structured as a coral based on fractal evolution(if you haven’t read that, I highly encourage you to read so, in one my previous post).
To Simplify, today ,I wanted us to look at a fractal equation called the Mandelbrot set and it’s equation is like x=x*x+c, which is as simple as you get.
The equation above is a dynamic equation where the output of the equation (here “x”) is fed back into the equation. In some areas, they called it the feedback loop. But let’s be clear, nature works this way and it’s an endless feedback loop. Like in the east, the philosophy they called it Karma, My African ancestors called it reincarnation as well; a similar term to western Christian faith is called resurrection. Well, regardless of your spiritual affiliation, if you can observe in nature, you would undoubtedly realized that for example, that leaves from the tree fall on the ground and get back into the ground for the next generation of trees and plant. Or similarly, the oak tree produces acorns, which turns themselves into oak tree again. All things in nature work this way!!!
It’s is true on a bigger scale of life-cycle (life, death etc…), BUT most importantly, this is true at every moment in our lives. Every moment, every experience is giving us a chance to rise again; a chance to be better; we’re given a chance to be “perfected”. In a way looking at the fractal equation again, our own self which could be represented by the letter “x” here in the equation is perfected by multiplying itself by itself with a small increment(x*x+ C).
Let’s examine this first part of the equation(x*x).
Here in a mathematical term, x times x, generates x square. Please note if “x” is inferior to “1”, the a square is becoming less and less valuable. But if “x” is superior to “1”, “x square” is growing , more and more. To Translate this in simple term, what is the relevance of this?
It means that when we’re better than our previous selves the new “x” or “x square” (in this iteration), is becoming better and it’s bigger(maybe, faster and higher to use the Olympic motto and analogy) and better version of ourselves.
And to make it simple and more relevant that x*x is more powerful and has more weight when x is greater than 1 (relatively compared to the second part of the equation , the “c” part).
When I came to this realization, connection and discovery, I was grateful!!! It all makes sense!!!
Progress, or evolution is a mathematical equation rooted everywhere and it can measured and tracked.
The best place to start is with ourselves before we got to think that the “devil” is outside of ourselves.In Darwinian terms, the devil is the other person in front of you, it makes you focus on the other person(on the term “c” in the equation) while in fact if you look at that equation again, the bigger gain and progress is gained by improving ourselves(by becoming our better selves). Again “X” becomes bigger is “x” is bigger than “1”.
I could go further on the technical side, but I would like to give you another timeless perspective.
The message has been coded in different cycle and different medium.
One of which was Gandhi famous quote” Be the change you wish to see in the world“. Isn’t this an invitation for us to become our best selves?
In fact this is topic is my favorite subject as you can probably tell.
Excellence is about becoming the best possible version of yourself. And here we’re not talking about perfection, it’s about not settling for mediocrity.
I would like to just leave you with my favorite poem since primary school, the poem below, is the poem that guided my life through everything I did. it’s been a guiding principle of my core belief. Whether you know about it or not.I wanted to share with you again below.
Don’t forget, when you Inspire Excellence, You Ignite Evolution.
Till Next time. Live your power with purpose and passion.
Be The Best Of Whatever You Are by Douglas Malloch
If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley…but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass…
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew.
There’s something for all of us here,
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you must do is near.
If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can’t be a sun, be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail…
Be the best of whatever you are!