Thursday, January 14, 2010

Are you standing by a precedent based solely on its existence?

It's interesting how often we hear, "Well, we don't want to do that for this person or business as it might set a new precedent." The old precedent may not be so great, but because it stands, we tend to stand by it without regard for positive change in place of it.

Clara Barton (1821-1912) American Civil War Nurse and founder of American National Red Cross said it best in this quote, "I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past."

What precedent might be better off removed from your thinking, your life, your work?

....Your Luminosity Coach

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