We never did it that way Before

Those seven words make me so #!%@ing mad! Whether it’s at work, at church or at a PTA meeting, I hate hearing that phrase. Those words are usually followed by “We can’t do that because that’s against corporate policy,” or some such phrase.

My usual reply is “Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try it now.” Whenever somebody says, “That’s against policy” I ask them to show me the written policy in black-and-white. Usually they can’t produce any documentation and that’s the most frustrating thing of all! If you don’t innovate, you’ll stagnate.

If you don’t try something new, you might just wind up repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” ~Einstein

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