Risk

A theme… our business and personal lives are intertwined. That is how we behave, one affects the other. True or false? For the past couple of weeks, I have been attacking the notion of change from different angles. One is the idea that good is not nearly good enough and the other is to achieve excellence. you can’t be afraid to fail.

Dawn Moser inspired me to go another week on this by linking it all to Lester and his vision in founding the company. “When we are all working in a company founded by a man who looked at what was working and saw how to make it better, it’s dumbfounding to think how many of us are satisfied being complacent.”

Dawn’s inspiration led me to the confluence of our work and real world……

It seems to me unless we are ready to embrace change, to motivate ourselves to grow professionally; personally, and intellectually, we will never be able to achieve the kind of business results that explode past mere complacency.

And here is the thought:

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.”
Herbert Otto

And there you have it. Complacency is about Zero risk. And risk is all about investment, ergo invest nothing and what can you really expect to get back?

Having said that, risk requires a safety factor and we need to make sure that everyone feels supported in taking risks. Everyone must know people are standing by their side and in front of them and even providing air cover – as necessary – in order to facilitate best results; maximize return and minimize failure. That being said, again, failure will happen. But if we are right in our approach success will far outweigh fiasco.

Are you feeling supported? Do you believe that you have permission to experiment –not from the sidelines as a spectator but with yourself in the middle of the fray…..

What do you think?

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