Shun the Status Quo
Look at the airline industry—has anything changed in the last 50 years? Most people hate the process of flying commercial. The airline industry is begging for innovation. They pack you in small seats, they have stopped feeding people, charge for luggage, and have reduced leg room until it can’t be reduced any more. The airline industry will be shaken eventually by someone thinking innovatively.
It’s already happening to the cable industry. With Services like Roku, Apple TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix and countless other content offerings, cable is being attacked in a world where people want everything on-demand. It’s 2016 and I want to watch a show when I want to watch it—without commercials.
You need to think about building a new business if you want to remain relevant, which might mean having to restructure how you operate, change what you offer, and rethink how you generate revenue. The world is moving at light speed and your business has to think in terms of how you can change with it.
I got on Twitter a few years ago and became big on Twitter, but there is no guarantee Twitter will even be around 10 years from now. Always keep in tune with the latest cutting-edge technology. Snapchat has recently come into the social media limelight. Who knows what the next big thing will be?
The point is that I’m not resting with the status quo. Always be thinking about how to be innovative and how your business can improve. Here are two things you can do to keep things fresh:
1. Be goal-oriented
A goal is defined as, “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result“. Keep your attention on the target rather than the problem. A lot of people spend more time on planning what office furniture to buy than they do on making a vision for the year. If you don’t keep attention on what is really important, how will you get there? It doesn’t just “happen”. Goals keep your attention where it needs to be.
Think to the future with goals and then aim to fulfill them.
2. Commit First, Figure it Out Later
This seems perilous, and can be, but it’s usually better than the alternative practice which is to try and figure everything out first and then commit. First, you don’t really ever figure everything out, and even if you do, by then it’s usually too late and you missed the boat. Committing first means you get behind whatever it is you are doing and then worry about figuring it out, minus all the details. Creativity and problem solving are stimulated once a person fully commits because you won’t back down from obstacles and you’ll look for solutions.
I encourage you today to create your own reality—don’t let others dictate to you what is possible. Let them dream what they deem possible, but you are not confined to their beliefs or guidelines. The truth is the next reality of how things will or can be is only as far as the next person who commits to creating it.
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