Thursday, August 19, 2010
Living Life As An Experiment
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -- John A. Shedd
Tip of the Day:
It was an experiment. Peter Bregman was returning an item to a store. The item was well within the return period, but there would be a 20 percent restocking fee. Having recently decided to live life as an experiment, Bregman decided to see if he could tap into the store manager's compassion to waive the fee. In the grand scheme of things, it was a small act. Yet in the process of experimenting, the most powerful lessons emerged. "What I learned is the power of framing... Because when we live life as an experiment, we are far more willing to take risks, to acknowledge failure, to learn and develop," he sums up. "If it's an experiment, then taking a risk is the win - whether it pans out or not."
Be The Change:
Take a risk today. In the spirit of experimenting, step out of your comfort zone!