Innovation is a big word in business these days, but the phrase "let’s be innovative" can trigger a flood of procrastination and fear which does anything but encourage innovative behavior.
The good news is that you can become more innovative just by taking some action, however small, today. My favorite book on this subject is The Knowing-Doing Gap. In one section of the book, 49ers coach Steve Mariucci explains how he stamps out inaction by not sporting a watch:
I always know what time it is. It is always NOW. And NOW is when you should do it.
Go on! Go innovate! Just do something, no matter how small it may seem to you. Worlds will open up.
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