Too comfortable for your own good?

Too comfortable for your own good?

Ask yourself these questions:

–          When was the last time you did something differently?

–          When was the last time you took a risk that brought on spectacular business results?

–          When was it you tried something you thought always works and failed miserably?

–          Has your leadership style become a predictable sequence of events, needs and preferences?

–          Have you shut the door on creativity, improvements?

FINALLY, are you happy the way things are?

If you are wondering about the answers, chances are you have stopped challenging yourself, become a slave of routine and are firmly entrenched in your THOUGHTLESS (Autopilot) COMFORT ZONE.

Just look around. Has anything good come out of it? Is the current state rewarding? Do you dream of doing something bigger, better, smarter?

If the answer is yes, first thing to do is to get your brain out of the autopilot mode. Dream, envision, think, think harder, firm up on action and then just go for it. Indulge in new things and even some old ones in newer, more exciting and creative ways. Take risks, allow yourself some failures. As Jennifer Aniston puts it ‘There are no regrets in life, just lessons’.  Start living the life you dream of. In Gandhi’s words ‘Be the change you wish to see’.

To avoid zoning yourself, keep asking yourself insightful questions. Make reflection a daily practice and be on the lookout for tools & techniques that serve the business, the team and you well.

One of my favourite quotes:

‘Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful’

– Joshua J. Marine

 

Written By

Ms Meera Aggarwal  (Certified Action Learning Coach)

 

 

 

About the author

Ron McLuckie - Ron is Chairman & Chief Executive of WIAL India which he established in March 2012 and serves on the global board of the World Institute for Action Learning. He is a highly experienced international consultant and Action Learning authority. Ron has held senior executive roles in major organizations, senior lectureships and led a number of international consulting companies. His special interest is in developing skilled leaders who can drive business success and bridge the ‘knowing/doing gap’. His passion is challenging the conventional development approaches that do not work and finding effective ways of developing people and organization capability. He is also a proud granddad of three grandsons.

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