“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
We are often prisoners of routine, trapped by tradition, and chained to repetition. When things change, we can’t. That’s the most unfortunate and common human condition.
And it’s a bit of a problem, isn’t it? After all, you then find yourself one day left behind, out of sorts, unable to keep up with everyone else. That’s why the theme today in my series, “Insight 2020: Leadership Insight for the Era of Acceleration,” is “Challenge Methodology.”
The business side of the theme explores how we are witnessing all kinds of disruptive business model change that revolves around the manner by which we get things done, the process we follow, the path to completion we follow. It involves such things as a trend in the construction sector to increasingly build homes in factories for final assembly on site; to abandon the concept of inventory through more use of #3d printing and other trends.
The same concepts apply at a personal level. How can you challenge the manner by which you do things, so that you can do them in a different way? Where do you need to challenge yourself to abandon some old in order to find some new ones? What do you keep doing in the same old way that you know you should be changing, but you aren’t?
Maybe it’s a good idea to undertake a bit of a ‘personal process’ inventory, and find the methodologies in your day to day routine that you need to challenge.
Because one thing we know for certain is this – the future is going to be out there, and it’s probably a pretty good idea if you change how you do things in order that you are a part of it!
That’s why your personal innovation is a key factor for your success. If you continue to keep doing what you’ve done every day for the for the past 10 years, you will come to realize that you are stagnating. If you don’t move at the same rate the world does, by changing, innovating and growing, you will be left behind!