Has something you’re doing changed? Do you believe that changing methods is a good idea or should you stick to doing exactly what works?
Same old, same old.
It’s a popular phrase and one that is often thrown about the workplace to indicate that people are bored and the energy is stale.
Persistence matters for success. Giving up easily or constantly swapping to a new path may not only be exhausting, it may mean that you lack focus.
On the other hand, sticking to the horse buggy may not only mean a traffic jam for everyone else, but it may also mean that you’re stuck.
Things that have been around for hundreds of years have changed. They may serve a similar purpose but they are probably not exactly the same.
Food, shelter, transportation, they are always changing, and these are just a few of the essentials.
You must change.
Do you want to repeat the same mistakes over and over? Of course not, so you change it up. Does it interest you to read more, listen more, and watch more so that you learn more? Hopefully, it does.
Everything you do, for work, for pleasure, and for survival and success is based on a repetitive pattern of learning and growth. Staying the same really won’t take you very far. It feels safe and comfortable, but at the same time, it means you’re stuck.
Your job or occupation has changed, maybe noticeably or perhaps ever so slightly.
The business or organization that you work for has changed. The job roles have shifted, and future success will depend upon a fluid approach of learning and changing.
The moment you decide you’re done learning is the same moment you’ll start to decline.
Have an open mind. Change your methods.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.