If nothing changes, nothing changes. Yet, we do the same things in life expecting a different result. Why then are we so surprised when we are in the same rut day in and day out when we are not willing to change any of the processes that yield to the deepening of the aforementioned rut?
What you need to do today to ensure you do not just spin your wheels digging a deeper rut.
Quit looking and move
Involve and inspire others
Observe, adjust, repeat (O.A.R.)
- Observe (but not too long): Assess what is working well and what is not. Who is being impacted by the change you initiated and does what you are trying to accomplish do the most good?
- Adjust: After you have observed the impact the initial change has generated, strengthen the positive outcomes and mitigate the negative outcomes.
- Repeat: Once the adjustment phase has commenced, begin observing once more with an eye on how to fine tune the changes to maximize positive impacts.
The OAR method will remind you that if nothing changes (adjusted), nothing changes.