Be very careful with progress. Progress can be a fun ride, but it can also get you into trouble. If you’re not ready for the demands of progress, stay away from it.
Here are 7 reasons to avoid progress:
It will stretch you – You will be going in areas you’ve never been before.
It invites change – Progress loves to stir interest in something new. It requires change to fuel and maintain the momentum.
You have to improve – I often say, “You have to get better to get bigger.” It’s true. Progress, requires more energy and effort as it progresses.
It’s often messy – Progress often goes where there is not a defined system or procedures. In finding new territory, progress gets messy at times.
It often defies logic or boundaries – Traditional lines of thought won’t always work with progress. You’ll have to think beyond what’s pre-determined, established, and even normal at times.
It invites competition – No one pays attention to a stagnant organization. Show them some progress and someone will want to join the fun!
It begs for more – Progress begets progress. People want to keep experiencing the thrill of victory.
You can’t say you haven’t been warned. You have your choice. If you want to achieve progress, make sure you are prepared for the “progress” it brings.
What else have you learned about progress?