One of the questions we must answer to have greater success in business and life is this:
How can we change the errors in the formula for failure into the disciplines required in the formula for success? The answer is by making the future part of our current philosophy.
Both success and failure involve future consequences, namely inevitable rewards or unavoidable regrets resulting from past activities.
So what do we need to do daily to be on the path to success? We must develop the discipline to look down the road every day. Read more
Virtually every major change has its roots in success. In almost every case, the need for change is born of past success—of doing the right thing and doing it well.
- The first stage of change—The environment shifts and the right thing becomes the wrong thing. The frustrating thing is that, although the old right thing is now wrong, we still do it well.
- We start the second stage of change by finally recognizing that the right thing is now the wrong thing-we finally see the light.
- The third stage is the new right thing is new. We are usually not very good at it at first. Initially, we end up doing the new right thing quite poorly. Read more
Change, in most instances, is not easy. Why? It presents a whole new set of challenges to the people who have to learn to master it, not to mention, the other who work with them who can be directly or indirectly in the performance of their work be affected by the change.
As we know when we throw a stone in the middle of a calm pond, the waves it creates will wash up on the shore in ways that we cannot see.
To increase the odds of successful change we must simplify it to help those who are going to apply it. To simplify change we must make it something that people can remember and recall how to do it. When change can be remembered and recalled it can be applied. Read more