Paul Getty said “…experience could be your worst enemy”. Sounds counter intuitive. But it’s not.
Having managed lots of projects, from software implementations to custom development, I consistently hear, “We’ve always done it this way.” Yes, there may be merit to doing some things the same way over and over again. However, change and innovation happens when someone challenges the status quo.
We have to think differently!
All significant advances are led by people who think differently: Smart phones, laptop computers, robotics, medical breakthroughs; the list goes on and on. They all happened because someone questioned how to improve something that was already good.
My experience managing projects has taught me to question the norm. I’m not satisfied with the status quo. I’m driven to make things better—more efficient, more productive.
What about you?
It’s easy to question things that aren’t working. Sometimes it’s better to question how to make what’s working even better!
“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” —Tony Robbins
Have a great weekend.
About Friday Food for Thought (FFfT)
I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.
Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!