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Challenge The Status Quo

"Change" courtesy of busy.pochi on Flickr
courtesy of busy.pochi on Flickr

“We can’t.”

“Why not?”

Lots of times there isn’t a good reason. Or even an articulable reason.

(Happy New Year! You have my good wishes for 2013! This has nothing to do with that, though I suppose you could adopt “challenge the status quo” as a resolution.)

From questioning the way you track prospect visits to revamping a newsletter concept to adding a theme to an annual dull event, don’t accept that which can be changed–and should be.

Have the courage to question to find out what can be done differently.

There’s just no need to live with that which you can make better. And no one more qualified to call the question than you if you’re in the trenches, on the ground, doing the work, suffering the stupidity.

Question. Challenge. Reject. Revolt.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the only ones who do.

Change doesn’t come in enormous, monumental shifts. It comes from incremental steps.

Take the first step. Ask why.

Nothing is perfect when it first arrives, so don’t let fear of imperfection hold you back. Be willing to make the change, then learn, improve and hone.

A boy scout leader wisely admonished me in my teens: tradition is often a mistake made more than once.

Don’t fear change. Don’t fear the unknown.

Challenge the status quo.