Last Updated Jul 6, 2011 3:24 AM EDT
Alas, to grow our businesses and our minds we need to stretch from time to time.
Here are three good reasons to give yourself a nudge:
- You're forced to find new ways of doing things. Once you adopt a stretch strategy, it's simply not possible to accept mediocrity. Those things you've put up with for ages scream at you. Challenge: What are you doing in your business that you've being doing the same way for far too long?
- You move to a different level. When you push yourself to stretch, you inevitably meet new people; you experience new things; you open your mind to new ideas. Challenge: Accept that you're in danger of getting passed up ... somehow, in some area of your business. What area is that? What might you do about it?
- You start a ripple. When you stretch, those around you notice the change --- your clients, your friends, your network. Some will stretch with you, others will run for cover. Challenge: Look around. Who will come with you? Who will hide? Where does your future belong?