As I write this post, it is Election Day in the United States. This particular election is dubbed the “mid-term” election, as it is the midpoint of the current presidential term. For many states, this is a key opportunity to set the stage on both the federal and state levels of government for the opportunity to make changes for the next two years. Hope. Change. Better. Worse. You have heard it all before, right? Well, sort of.
Have a conversation with any toddler, anywhere in the world, and you will get an example of “cause and effect” thinking. While the child’s brain develops, they begin to learn that when they do “this” then “that” happens. Of particular note in our house, for example, is when bad behavior results in loss of privileges like watching her favorite shows on the iPad. [Who knew a two-year-old in 2014 would be a fan of the 80’s sitcom A.L.F and the comedy classic I Love Lucy…at least THIS week?]
As an adult, another truth begins to emerge. Watch any well-written television drama, read a great novel, or simply pay attention to the decisions you make in your own life and it becomes quite evident that “what happens to us” is more a collective result of multiple actions, rather than a simple “cause and effect” result.
Enter the “disconnect”
We have a problem. This water-based marble hurling through space that we call “Earth” isn’t sitting still, nor is its future completely dependent upon a single decision by any one person. If you watch the political ads in any campaign cycle, you’d think the End Times were upon us…and it is all the fault of ONE PERSON–namely whomever the political opponent the ad’s producers seem to be attempting to discredit in favor of their own candidate. I hate to break it to you, people, but it just isn’t that simple.
What we need in this country is innovation. Perhaps it is YOUR IDEA that has been cooking in your brain over the past few weeks, months or years. Maybe YOUR COMPANY has collected the talent, resources and capital necessary to launch the NEXT BIG THING, but you cannot seem to get it launched due to that ONE OBSTACLE in your way. Or could it simply be that your mojo is in need of a reboot?
Here are the facts:
- Infrastructure is horribly expensive and often already out-of-date by the time it is actually put into service.
- Employers feel squeezed by regulations, lack of employee loyalty and global economic pressures.
- Employees feel squeezed by an ever-connected workplace, a lack of employer loyalty, and wages that have simply NOT kept up with the true cost of living in America today.
- The Democrats blame the Republicans.
- The Republicans blame the Democrats.
- Lobbyists blame everyone, but most importantly….
- It has ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY—You are out of excuses!
Turn off your cable news stations. Stop buying into the hype and Niagra Falls-like bombardment of misinformation coming at you today. The solution IS SIMPLE.
Figure out what YOU want, need and are willing to work for. Let’s roll up our sleeves and PLUG IN YOUR IDEA CHARGER. It’s time to move ahead and make success happen for YOU. It’s really not up to anyone else.
DAMN THE TORPEDOS!
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