If it is not broken don’t fix it

This true to a certain extent.

If the car is running fine, well perhaps leave it alone, don’t tinker with it. However, if we don’t get it serviced, change tyres and so on, it may not continue to work so fine.

We may be doing a good job, the money is coming in and everyone is happy. However, what if technology changes and we need a new skill to do our jobs and we don’t have it and someone else does? So then the job may not be going so well, perhaps we could have invested in keeping up to date with changes occurring and learnt some new skills.

The point is the mentality of ‘if it is not broken don’t fix it’ maintains the status quo and safe is the new risky in today’s world. We could choose to be working on getting even better as a habit, a daily ritual, then it’s not about maintenance, it’s about improving, doing our best, making a difference.

Also, the status quo becomes dull, uninteresting and lacking in rewards. The exciting things happen when we break things and find out how to fix them and make them even better.

Breaking things changes the world not fixing leaves everything as is.

Rising above

Within the circle lies compliance, following the crowd, not wanting to offend, perfectionism to avoid judgement, comfort that is uncomfortable, not speaking out, fear of being wrong, fear of almost everything outside the circle.

The only way to change anything is to rise above, to free ourselves from the circle, to actually be able to see the circle for what it is. We have to embrace the wilderness, we have to be brave enough to be different, we have to be prepared to leave the perceived safety of the circle.

We can not escape if we do not see we are within the circle.

Rise, lead, inspire, change and be free.