As clichÃ© as it might sound, but life is certainly a series of ups and downs. There are days that are smooth sailing but sometimes we also have to deal with several demanding challenges that have different levels of difficulty. This, my friend, is where improvisation and innovation come in…
“It comes down to the difference between what you were planning to do and what life throws at you and you have to end up doing. The one who knows how to improvise is the one who comes out ahead.“
“• Jason Isbell
The difficult situation lets us use our creativity and imagination and allows us to develop agile skills to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing and stressful environments. In order to improvise effectively, flexibility is needed to change things up on the fly. It’s not always easy and how we embrace and respond to setbacks are entirely up to us. Getting it right is just another part of the process, and unfortunately, it’s not always the end result. What do we do when we don’t succeed?
“More of me comes out when I improvise.”
“• Edward Hopper
To try and bounce back after a failure and to continue to strive to make things better, is a natural human instinct; however, the hardest part is when we know we’ve done everything we could and yet things are still not working out the way we want them to. When this happens, perhaps it’s much better to accept defeat and take a step back and see the bigger picture. Doing this gives us a chance to clear our mind and lets us develop new strategies and approaches that are more effective than the previous steps we took. This is exactly when innovation takes place.
Innovation has many dimensions, and it never stops. Its pace is also incredibly fast. When one innovation occurs, it can immediately be replaced by something else that’s a million times better than the last one. If your goal is to achieve long-term success, then you have to learn how to use innovation as a tool for development and growth.
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
“• Steve Jobs
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