We’ve all heard a lot of talk about change lately, and I’ve experienced big changes this year. But how do we really successfully manage change in our business and personal lives?
I read this quote in Maximum Impact’s Leadership Wired newsletter today, and I thought it was very wise.
“The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.”
~ Robert P. Vanderpoel
Interestingly enough, my husband is what many people would consider “an early adopter” of new technologies. We have many amazing technology tools that enhance our lives (and yes, he did wait in line to buy the iPhone on the first day).
However, in many cases, he waits quite a long time (sometimes even longer than the general public) to buy into new technology. When I ask him why he’s still waiting, he almost always says that the technology isn’t ready yet. Like the quote says, he’s waiting for the technology to be better than the previous solution before making a change.