“Excellent but not enough.” ~ Edward De Bono.
I think most of the time we are in maintenance mode, with business, relationships and with self.
We live by the old saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.
We stop looking for better ways, for more efficient, more effective ways, for cheaper, faster or better ways.
Because, there is nothing wrong with the way it’s always been done.
But, this is dangerous thinking. It is those among us, who are constantly seeking more, looking for something better who deliver new inventions, new ideas and better ways. Those who seem dissatisfied are those who are always trying to improve.
Those who shoot for the stars don’t say “she’ll be right”, “it’ll see me out” or “it’ll do”.
They keep looking for new solutions. They are not complacent.
Those who are great at something and still working on improving.
The “we tried that once and it didn’t work”, the people who get offended at new suggestions are blocking creativity, change and new energy.
Yes, it is tempting to be “safe” and stick with what we know, with the way it’s always been done. But, this is not safe at all. This is how we get left behind.
New ideas don’t mean there is anything wrong with the old way, that way may have served us very well for a long period of time, but there are unlimited possibilities and sometimes we need to pause, take a moment and open our minds to trying something new.
Are you in maintenance mode? Or are you building and improving?
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