Day 11 of #Trust30 – Divine Idea by Fabian Kruse

Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write down in which areas of your life you have to overcome these suicidal tendencies of imitation, and how you can transform them into a newborn you – one that doesn’t hide its uniqueness, but thrives on it. There is a “divine idea which each of us represents” – which is yours?

(Author: Fabian Kruse)

This idea isn’t new.  But, it’s an idea that I think organizations and people tend to forget about when their doing the work.

My idea is to dig deep.  Dig deep into the process and why you’re doing what you’re doing.

It’s been my experience recently that organizations tend to accept the status-quo because that’s all they know.  Their work isn’t hurting anyone, in fact they’re accomplishing and surpassing all of their goals.  Why question the process?  Isn’t accomplishing goals enough?

No.  It’s not.  Where’s the passion?  Where’s the enthusiasm?  Where’s the commitment?

When you do the same work over and over and over for years and years and years.  You become complacent.  You convince yourself that the way you do things is the only way and that there isn’t room for anything else.  Especially new ideas.  And before you know it, you’ve alienated yourself and worse, your organization from individuals who could bring some real value and passion to your mission.

I challenge you to dig deeper.  Have you fallen into complacency?  Start asking questions.  Start digging deeper.  Start talking to your employees and be prepared to hear some tough feedback.  Be prepared to change.   Be prepared to make organizational changes.

Whatever you do – don’t stop digging.