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April 28, 2021

New Direction

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 5:14 am

Boy 1597957 1280The Grasshopper donned his travel agent’s hat and had this to say, “You can’t go in a new direction with old habits.”

A lot of us are attempting new beginnings coming out of a life changing time. Sadly, our transition will stall, and our backs will remain against the wall, if we let our old ways cast a pall, setting us up for an inevitable fall.

I’m reminded of the phrase the founder of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) John Grinder said during my training in that people helping philosophy: “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.”

My pen couldn’t write fast enough so I asked him to repeat what he just said. It was an eye-opening moment for me and I hope it is for you too.

“Old habits,” in this context, are ones that haven’t worked for you but seemingly have become ingrained. If they remain in place, your bright future won’t last and your new direction will soon resemble your past.

Just the realization of this notion may be enough to set a new direction in motion.

Using computer terminology, we need to upgrade our operating system if we want to stop the crashes of the past.

We don’t need wholesale change, we just need to recognize and update what clearly isn’t working.

And we inherently know what it is we have to do. Our job is to go to work with more than a new outfit. We have to let this time of inflection, lead to internal reflection, and find a way to outgrow what’s preventing us from moving in a new direction.

I’ll leave it to you to use the method of change that works the best for you. My only mission here is for you to shine a spotlight on what isn’t working, and realize that a transition is futile if you don’t upgrade what’s in your kit and caboodle.

All the best,


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