How do you change when it’s so easy to stay the same?
In A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink revealed six attributes that are needed for success in the 21st century. Pink gives recovering lawyers, misguided accountants, and forlorn engineers skills to being successful today. Pink says, “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers-creative and emphatic “right-brain” thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.” In today’s world you can’t just sit and wait to be directed. You have to be willing to take risks and challenge deeply entrenched beliefs.
Just think about old Chris Columbus, way back in 1492, he had to challenge the notion that the world was flat. He had to make a new map. He had to create new landmarks. He had to create a new legend.
Today we are being asked to do the same. We can’t sit back and wait for direction or believe in the old way of doing things. We have to constantly change and create new pathways for the future.
Here are my six attributes to help you create change:
- Be memorable!
- Be daring!
- Be fearless!
- Be refreshing!
- Be adventurous!
- Be yourself!
Check out Daniel H. Pink’s book! Go get creative!