Today’s inaugural speech reminds us again that life can deeply decay while leaders on top focus more on safety‘s defense than on potential growth. While renewal stretches a brain’s plasticity into growth and change, brainpower is inhibited daily by playing it safe through fear or anxious concern.
Do you maintain safety, while others risk at cutting the edges of progress?
Wherever people exist, you have some who follow deadpan policies with false safety statements, as if they were gods to be served. Have you seen it happen? Some spout reasons for safe-over-sorry, such as health care coverage – that could be lost with a change. And there’s always a few following flawed rules to ward off hidden dangers that could lurk within challenges they hope to avoid.
Do you lead life-changing progress in your field, or simply stay safe?
Consider the crisis that swept across our nation when leaders refused to balance focus and safety? Why not take risks for better results in our fast changing world? How safe were we for the past eight years when financial calamity, inner fighting from leaders, and greed unparalleled in modern history?
Rejuvenated brainpower brings a world of possibilities – beyond stigmas of safety or havens of organizational defense:
Would you propose improved policies where current procedures prevent progress?
Do you see a new era of responsibility, as President Obama sees, or do you prefer to play safe?
Will you risk running with a new and changing world, or have you settled for safety?
Do you limit new learning while you show, tell or sell safety that prevents progress or change?
Does safety’s slow saunter purge your valor for passion or short-circuit courage to change?
Those who move beyond safety’s petty concerns, will likely find vision- and with it solutions for a world that moans for more. Be it a sluggish economy within broken banks, new approaches needed to solve stubborn health care problems, or collaboration skills to draw differences together into dividends for all – the brain holds capacity change in surprising ways.
The progressive brain can even re-circuit itself in areas that fell prey to safety’s self-satisfied slumps. Ready to challenge old assumptions, risk bolder brainpower, and swap safety for a healthy dose of satisfaction?
Smart skill 31 = Move Tone Tools to Open Opportunities
Smart skill 32 = Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite
Smart skill 33 = Move Beliefs into Action to Win
Smart skill 34 = Move Beyond Technology that Fails
Smart skill 35 = Move People Back to Center
Smart skill 36 = Move Beyond Myths of Safety
Smart skill 37 = Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning
Smart skill 38 = Move to Replace Broken Systems
Smart skill 39 = Move Innovation into Invention
Smart skill 40 = Move Intelligences up a Notch Today