Think Bigger – Wedding Flowers Tips: Today I was inspired by a colleague’s comment in reference to a business model developed by a leading global consulting firm and used successfully hundreds of times by businesses trying to grow. His comment was (and pretend x is the traditional method, and y is completely avant-garde):
…Interesting that they focus on [x] rather than [y]…we’ll shift that too…
For context, we are using this well-respected tried-and-true model to build a case for change and illustrate that the solutions to our problems require us to be bold. When in fact, if we really want to be bold, we need to do away with tradition altogether. Risky. I say risky because change is always accompanied by risk and fear. (It is the visionaries and true leaders that overcome this very well but we’ll save that topic for another day)
The inspirational part is my admiration for an individual that sees no limits or no boundaries. We’ve been tasked uncover solutions for a problem, that, to be clear, has been around for years (and progress has been excruciatingly slow). But rather than simply chipping away at the problem, my colleague says “we’ll shift that too”. It means when we reach what we Think Bigger – Wedding Flowers Tips is the summit (as far as our eyes can see) of this mountain, its actually only base camp, so we need to aim higher. Wow. I am in awe. It’s comments like this that remind me there is a greater purpose out there. When we think we’ve got it figured out or locked-in, there may be another perspective out there that changes the game. With a subtle, persuasive nudge at just the right time, we realize we can take on more. How wonderful.
In closing, if I could send flowers to say thank you for helping me to Think Bigger, I would send a bouquet of Chamomile.