Stick or twist?

When things are going well, it’s easy to ‘rinse and repeat’. Don’t change the recipe. Stick to the system. It’s working.

Of course, nothing lasts forever. Circumstances and markets change. The rules of the game evolve.

“Should I change?” isn’t as useful a question as “How do I ensure I can adjust appropriately?”

Flexibility is more useful than inflexibility. Agility is more useful than rigidity.

But all too often we get stuck, or choose to stick. Habitual forces are strong, culture can be powerful and old narratives can be comforting.

The practice of staying flexible involves asking “How does this serve me?” and being open to the answer. Paradoxically, that’s a habit that can be built and strengthened too.

Chubby had the right idea.


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