History is littered with stories of amazing companies that were once the darling of investors, and yet over time, their magic faded, problems arose, and they now no longer exist. For many of these companies, the root of their demise was sewn in the arrogant belief that they were the best and didn’t need to change. They became comfortably complacent.
This doesn’t just happen with companies. It happens with individuals too. They experience success and then fall into the mistaken belief that what got them to where they are today, is what will get them to where they want to go tomorrow.
Sadly, this isn’t the case. As the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad said,
‘The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.’
Embracing this notion has never been more important, as the rules of the game keep changing. Just when you think you have everything nailed, something (or someone) will change an element that can disrupt you.
The questions for you: How do you respond to this disruption? How do you make sure you are making the most of your potential and staying ahead of the game?
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