In our last post, we talked about thinking outside the box (or triangle).
For those of you who have previously taken our classes, you know I often ask about “the box.” Why is there a box? Who decided to get me into this box in the first place? I hate the idea of being penned into one set of ideas and one way of thinking nearly as much as I HATE discounts. You are all well aware that I hate discounts immensely.
I think that doing things the way we have always done them is what constitutes the box we find ourselves stuck in so much of the time. It is human nature to find a routine to follow. It’s against our nature to reassess that routine and push for change.
Every time someone tells me that change isn’t all that difficult, I tell them to go home and suggest to their spouse or partner that they switch sides of the bed.
Change is tough. Pushing for change and constantly striving to stretch and grow has a lot to do with changing our way of thinking. To gain a different perspective, we must see differently. To see differently, we must look, as Proust said, with new eyes. To have those new eyes, we need a new mindset.
Education is key.
This year, let’s challenge ourselves to grow and stretch and move our paradigms with ongoing education.
That’s the way to find constant growth and improvement, both within our careers, and within ourselves.
The time is now.