The status quo does not adjust unless we adjust it.
Sometimes, that’s all what’s needed: the adjusting part.
We easily fall into inertia and don’t feel the need to be provocative. To question the status quo and re-create it when necessary. If we don’t do this often, we risk using outdated assumptions and flawed conclusions.
Provocation has had a bad reputation for the longest time. A highly versatile, yet misunderstood, expression. We’ve always assumed that it needs to be big, loud or confronting. We never consider it when it translates into small regular changes to move up status.
Former Stanford professor and educator Henry B. Eyring explains, “My experience has taught me this about how people and organizations improve: the best place to look is for small changes we could make in the things we do often. There is power in steadiness and repetition.”
Like the 15 minutes that kickstarts your day or the few breather moments you need before a call to align your thoughts with your actions. Think Small. What else do you do almost every single day that you never thought about before?
Trace your everyday work life and see where you spend the majority of your thinking time. Where? with who? and doing what? Design a routine that enshrines what is important, making execution almost effortless.
Make “imagination at work” the default position.
It won’t be easy at first. But once you’ve considered it, you’ll wonder why haven’t you don this ages ago?
You’re welcome 😊