Sustainable failure. And other social media DOHs.
by Stan Faryna
Have you ever thought about how people are more comfortable rejecting proposals than advocating, refining, and supporting a proposal in hand?
But if every solution that is proposed is found to be flawed in one aspect or another, none shall be adopted and executed upon. Actually, don’t most people stop thinking about solving the problem once the proposal is defeated?
The defeat of a proposal, however, is neither a milestone nor an accomplishment. That’s not a step forward.
Yet people will treat the proposal as the problem – and once the proposal is defeated, they feel like they’ve solved a problem and it’s back to business – the business of sustainable failure.
Sounds like gridlock, doesn’t it? But it happens all the time. I do it. You do it. We all do it. Again and again.
How do we get beyond sustainable failure?
That’s a question for you and me to think about. Right now. I’d like to know your thoughts on this. The comment section is below.
02 October 2012