“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein
I saw the below video on YouTube and it got me to thinking that it never hurts to think a bit differently then the crowd and try something out of the ordinary or even unheard of.
One of the things I have seen in the corporate world are managers who are afraid to challenge the status quo because they are afraid of making a mistake or worse yet, being wrong. So, they follow their orders and continue along the same route without questioning anything or challenging the current assumptions with the belief that this is the safe way for them to not cause any ripples and continue working their way up through the ranks.
The problem arises when the rules of your business change and because you’re following the status quo, you’re not thinking creativity and before you know it, you’re loosing market share because some one with a little more thirst and a little more mojo has already changed the way they do things to meet the new need or better yet, they have pioneered a new path!!
“And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here. “- Steve Jobs