That is the compelling question for all of us. With so many opportunities at our fingertips, we want to be that individual who makes the significant difference by offering a product or service that is better, faster or cheaper.
But where do we begin?
Let’s think about that.
I mean that literally. Let’s begin disrupting the status quo by disrupting our own thinking. I argue that most people fix their thinking habits by age 25 and then refuse to change that habit significantly. That mental rigidity blinds us to opportunities, hiding the obvious ones right in front of us.
To begin transforming your thinking, look at the simple messages about disruptive change from these nine leaders.
Today is a great day to disrupt.
“Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities.” Jurgen Habermas, German Philosopher
The status quo will not last. Disrupt NOW!
“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of Great Brittan, 1974-1976
Disruptive change is the constant to survive.
“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” W. Edwards Deming, American Engineer
Disruptive change is in the design for normal success.
“The First Amendment was designed to allow for disruption of business as usual. It is not a quiet and subdued amendment or right.” Naomi Wolf, American Author
We must disrupt our own thinking.
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit, Graphic Artist and Children’s Book Illustrator
Disruption is a threat to our comfortable pattern of success.
“The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” Clayton Christensen, American Businessman
Disruption asks new questions that can be polarizing.
“The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind.” Criss Jami, American Author in Killosophy
3D PWR Tip: Disrupt your habit of thinking about disruption.
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