So a military force has no constant formation, water has no constant shape, the ability to gain victory by adapting and changing according to the opponent is called genius.
Sun Tzu (from The Art of War).
In this quote Sun Tzu emphasises the importance of adaptation in conflict. Like so many of his writings it has a very real application to our daily lives and our approach to problem solving. Don’t get to hung up up on the word “genius” here it is really meant as an indicator of a higher or more developed intelligence at work in the individual.