Nothing fails today like the success of yesterday.
This is installment #13 of the 22 Imperatives for Leaders. If you’re just joining us, you can go here to catch up. The 22 Imperatives of Leadership Overview
Let me ask you, have you noticed how rapidly the world is changing around you?
We live in a rapidly accelerating and disruptive world.
The world you experience 10 years from today is going to look absolutely nothing like the world you experience today.
Count on it.
The world you experience 10 years from today is going to look nothing
like the world today. Count on it. Prepare for it.
For this reason, leaders know they must reinvent themselves.
Current workplace and world research predict that the average worker in today’s workforce will need to reinvent themselves at minimum an additional 5 times over the balance of their career.
Let’s face it. Reinvention is uncomfortable; and it’s just plain hard.
It’s hard enough to reinvent yourself in your 30’s. It often feels next to impossible in your 50’s!
Trust me I know.
The average worker in today’s workforce will need to reinvent themselves
at minimum 5 times over the balance of their career. Get your game face on.
Now here’s a key distinction regarding reinvention:
Reinvention is most often about approach, not about reinventing your purpose and mission.
Obviously, this presupposes that you know what your purpose and mission are.
A purpose is always more compelling and powerful than a goal.
Now I’m not suggesting that your purpose and mission doesn’t ever tweak or expand. Sometimes it does as you expand and become more aware. But what reinvention is not, is jumping from this to that like a dabbler.
In a disruptive world we must all continually reinvent.
But reinvention is not jumping from this to that.
That’s called being a drifter and dabbler.
Reinvention is forgetting old practices and approaches that no longer work or serve. In today’s world there can be no sacred cows.
We must continually be willing to place anything and everything on the altar of sacrifice and let go.
Even when we have a lot of time and energy invested in something.
Sometimes in leadership being clear on what NOT to do is just as important
as being clear on what TO do.
To reinvent, we must have a Growth Mindset.
This means we must embrace the willingness to be incompetent and fall flat on our face.
According to Carol Dweck from Stanford https://mindsetonline.com/abouttheauthor/ the individual with the “Fixed Mindset” is averse to risk, failure, and incompetence.
This is a sure-fire strategy for obsolescence.
Both the Growth Mindset or the Fixed Mindset are developed in childhood programming which is way too complex to get into here.
We deal deeply with these psychological blocks, barriers, programming and traumas in our live event Mental Mastery and Power.
But suffice to say, that if you have a prayer of reinvention and adaptation, you must embrace the willingness to go through a phase of incompetence.
For there is no mastery without incompetence; and this stage is an absolute must for growth, development and improvement.
If you’re not willing to first fall flat on your face, you’ll never stand tall;
And you’ll certainly never lead the field.
Are you willing?
Be a Leader. Live Your Purpose; and Take Your Power Back!
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