“An open mind is an opportunity waiting to be born – while a closed mind is an incubator of certain failure!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
You’ll do better by opening up your mind to the opportunities than you will be closing it with perceived barriers.
With that in mind here’s a tale of two manufacturing clients that I have had.
One believes that we live in a global economy, and despite their ‘greatness,’ they’d better reinvent themselves fast if they want to play a role in the next economy. With that in mind, they are busy innovating and working with the trends that define the next world of manufacturing: advanced material science, 3d printing, prognostic intelligent products, the Industrial Internet of Things.
They actually stand a working chance!
Another client? How dare other countries steal their market! It’s not right! Let’s support the tariffs, barriers and walls, and try to return to a world that really only existed for a short time in the 1950’.s
I don’t know about you, but my money is on the former. The latter probably won’t last out the decade.
There’s a powerful lesson here – a closed mind is a disease of failure; a sickness of weakness; a symptom of innovation dementia. It doesn’t work, and its outcome is guaranteed.
You have a choice each and every day as to the type of life you will live, the leadership you offer, the motivation you will plan your day by, the optimism you will share.
What’s your choice?