There is no place more comforting than the domicile called ‘ status quo ‘. As is, where is, comforted by impasse, numbed by inaction, distanced from initiative and delinked from responsibility.
Status quo is very powerful, way more than we can imagine. And left to our own devices, many of us would fail to go where we hope to.
The one place that defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status is ‘ bureaucracy ‘.
But, the riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. Ronald Reagan once quoted ” Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in ”.
Change doesn’t always mean progress, but the status quo isn’t always the best result either. It is merely the most convenient. And in the modern, scalable industrial complex, convenience is the quilt that blankets logical reasoning, initiative and taking that leap of faith.
Faith can be made a willing accomplice. And self belief a reassuring ally. Progress and forward motion happens when individuals and organizations decide to adopt a posture of possibility. When they take the leap.
Are we enabling not just ourselves but others too to embrace possibility?
It may be useful to give this blog post on ISD Global the once over!