If we can’t, or don’t want to see what’s holding us back, how can we get better? Arguing with everyone about what may or may not be holding us back doesn’t work either.
Individual or collective breakthroughs don’t happen with the same information, the same recommendations, the same ways of doing things and (maybe most significant) the same messengers we keep around us.
Unless we can agree on what’s happening, why it’s happening and how to change what’s happening, then nothing gets accomplished and nothing gets better. If we don’t like what’s happening, the easiest way to keep from doing anything is to blame the data and the messengers that keep bringing the data that keeps telling us something must change.
After all, if we convince ourselves that all the new data, new information, new recommendations, and new ways of doing things won’t work, then we don’t have to do anything. More significantly, if we convince ourselves that the new messengers are all impostors, then we’re off the hook again. We don’t have to do anything.
The easy way out is to just throw it all out. Don’t believe anything that makes us feel bad or makes us feel different than the majority. Just keep doubting the new messengers and leaning on our own understanding, our own narrative, and our own world-view. After all, we’re entitled to do that, aren’t we?
Here’s the problem. If all we’ve got is our own narrative, how can things possibly get better?
How can we possibly get better?
How can you possibly get better?
How can I possibly get better?