Monday, March 12, 2012

That's Just Not How It Works

That's just not how it works. This is a sentence I never want to hear again. Whatever the it is in this sentence, I always want to ask why.

Instead of telling me doing "it" a different way isn't how "it" works, tell me about how you tried to do "it" that way and what you learned when "it" didn't work. Otherwise, you are only telling me you are afraid to do "it" in a way that no one else does "it". This doesn't make the new way wrong; this makes you afraid to try something new. If your goal is to follow the leader, then by all means, do things exactly like everyone else.

We live in a time when we should be struggling to try new things. We should be spending our days dreaming of new ideas, experimenting and pushing the envelope. The world is constantly changing around us. More and more knowledge is at our fingertips. The way we do business is changing all the time. Instead of doing things the way they have always been done, isn't it about time we starting asking why? Isn't it about time we start coming up with new ideas and then, trying them?

If you don't, someone else will.

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