Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Want Different Results? Try A Different Approach

We've all heard that if you do as you have always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. Albert Einstein supported this way of thinking when he said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

Sometimes in life and in business we need to do things differently. Whether it be take a different approach, plan a new strategy or break the mold and start all over. We have to be willing to step outside our comfort zone and take some chances, make some messes and see what happens. It's my long held belief that when we allow ourselves to do that that's when our creative juices and our innovation really begins to flow.

Steve McGarry is a cartoonist and illustrator that has taken his passion and skills and applied them in quite a different way. He has focused his talent to bring many of today's stars of sports, movies and music to life in biographic comic form. His unique approach to leveraging his talents has opened up a completely new genre of story telling about some of today's most prolific and recognizable stars.

Though undoubtely Steve is a talented artist it was his willingness to challenge the traditional role of the cartoonist that opened up a new genre and cult-like follow for his work. Would this have happened if he wasn't willing to look at things differently? If he wasn't willing to challenge the traditional standards and breakthrough the perceived boundaries?

We already know the answer don't we. So the question is this....what can you begin doing differently right now to begin following your true path? What is it that needs a different approach and is begging for you to be that person to create it? What is holding you back?

Be like Steve McGarry and dare to dream and be different. The Ripples will be well worth it!!!

Ripple On!!!


liberty said...

Pretty scary on your timing with this post today...I was just recalling Einstein's quote earlier this morning and realizing there are some things I need to change! Thanks, Steve.

Sue said...

Hrm, definitely something to think about!

Anonymous said...

Steve - where do you find this stuff. I love how you make these analogies.

Stephanie A