I often wonder just how much of “the picture” most of us see?
Recently I had someone tell me they thought their company was perfect at something. They have made quite a lot of progress in one area, proving more effective and efficient at specific things. No doubt that a lot of hard work has achieved a lot.
But (why is there always a but?) there are areas they haven’t even started on. More returns will come from the next steps in improvement. I like the way they tackle one area and get it sorted out to produce results by working smarter. No one is over-stressed, yet the improvements are real. Human benefits as well as business benefits.
Growing older, I look back and marvel at the stuff I didn’t know and that now is just context for the next level of thinking.
Then I wonder what next? What have I still to learn?
That’s when I realise the world will always be exciting for me.