Number One. The Back Story haunts the central character.
Number Two. The Catalyst gets the character moving. It’s part of the story’s setup.
Number Three. The Big Event changes the character’s life.
Number Four. The Midpoint is the point of no return or a moment of deep motivation.
Number Five. The Crisis is the low point, or an event that forces the key decision that leads to your story’s end.
Number Six. The Climax or Showdown is the final face-off between your central character and the opposition.
Number Seven. The Realization occurs when your character and/or the audience sees that the character has changed or has realized something.
These are the seven beats, but I thought about it and sometimes you start from the midpoint and sometimes your main character doesn't really change, so I am wondering if there are alternative ways of insuring your story is good instead of following this archetype.
Can you ignore the 7 main beats of the story, what are some alternatives?