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Creative vs Reactive

Are you creative? Or reactive?

Nobody goes to snail races. Why? Because slow is boring.

Right now, fast change is not only possible, it’s inevitable. So the question becomes, are you going to be creative with that experience or reactive? Whether the consequences of change are good or bad will be entirely a function of your mindset.

If you adapt your mind to thinking 10x, no matter what happens around you, you will have a creative experience. You’ll feel like you’re on top of events and will actually enjoy them.

Educational and organizational structures that stress incremental change simply don’t prepare people for the world we’re living in right now. An incremental outlook lacks the crucial elements that engage people the most — which 10x provides, because it’s:

  • emotionally satisfying
  • psychologically reassuring
  • intellectually enlightening

I don’t see any evidence that people who keep their heads down and keep doing what they’ve always done get rewarded these days. They’re certainly not any safer. If two people are in a situation that’s crumbling around them, the one who’s capable of thinking 10x bigger will be able to create a new and better possibility for themselves. They’ve become accustomed to generating reality from scratch. The incremental thinker, on the other hand, will lose the foundation for growth they were expecting to build on.

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur of any kind, 10x is the most promising future imaginable. It perfectly situates you to take advantage of opportunities and generate endless entrepreneurial growth.

Project yourself out of your present circumstances into a 10x future — one where your results happen 10x faster, 10x easier, 10x cheaper, and 10x bigger. Looking back, what would you change now?

About the Author

Dan Sullivan is the world’s foremost expert on entrepreneurship in action. He is the founder of The Strategic Coach Inc. and creator of The Strategic Coach® Program. Visionary, creative, wise, playful, and generous, he is a true champion of entrepreneurs worldwide.

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