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Time for a new approach?

Posted by Meg Bear on May 4, 2011

Ever notice how sometimes things aren’t working out as expected?   For example, maybe you find yourself doing the same repetitive task over and over again or you realize that your just not finding time to do something that is quite critical (both examples completely random, and not at all autobiographical! 😉 ).

It’s at this time you should be taking a step back, to breathe and think.

Maybe it’s time for a new approach?

As Seth said

Our normal approach is useless here

Perhaps this can be our new rallying cry.

If it’s a new problem, perhaps it demands a new approach. If it’s an old problem, it certainly does.

When you find yourself too busy to work out a better way to do something, you should see that as a warning sign that you need a new plan.

I have first hand experience to know, that the sooner you recognize the signs about when to apply more muscle to a problem and when to work out a whole new approach — the better you will scale, in your job and in your life.

Not all problems need a new approach — but the important ones often do.

Keep looking for ways to make it better — that is the secret.

One Response to “Time for a new approach?”

  1. Anders Northeved said

    Meg, This is very true.
    But often it is difficult to realize when to “take the plunge” and think about something completely new or when you can just “add 10%” to get it solved.

    A picture of this could be when you’re sitting on a horse that has started to run wild.
    At some point you realize that you cannot stop the horse, and the longer you wait jumping off, the more you will get hurt when you hit the ground – but it might still be difficult to make the jump.

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