No, this post is not about automotives. That is an area that am personally quite underdeveloped in. Switching gear here refers to the ability to get yourself out of uncomfortable situations quickly with minimal damage done. In life, there will be times when you’re required to change course on the go, as and when the situation demands you too. This will allow you to avoid uncomfortable situations and escape the embarassing moments that we sometime get ourselves into. To do this, we need practise and the ability to think on our feet, which can be developed. A lot of observing others who do this well should be incorporated in the list of to-dos and so is the habit of actively doing it in your everyday life till it becomes second nature.