It’s just better

April 11, 2012

There’s nothing inherently wrong with working to preserve the status quo. Some statuses should be preserved – at least for a while.

But I can tell you this: If your job is to preserve some status quo then you are not going home as happy and fulfilled as someone whose job is to change the status quo and create progress. Preserving the status quo may not be immoral or evil but it stifles your creativity. It makes you feel less autonomous because what you’re trying to achieve does not come from within, it is imposed from without.

Work doesn’t have to suck. Don’t let your employer shut you down. Don’t let them turn you into a machine. Insist on your humanity.

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Ruchi April 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Thank you Adam for this gentle nudge and reminder to be in perpetual beta mode of creativity & being human. I like the way you articulated it don’t let yourself turn into a machine.

I would add one more dimension . To challenge status quo requires at times risk taking, stretching out yourself to unknown areas and professional courage…..isn’t it ?

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Adam April 12, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Absolutely! Great point Ruchi. And, of course, awesome to hear from you.

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