We are constantly seeking to improve aspects of our personal and professional lives. Although some argue the need for constant self-improvement is based on self-actualization, it is arguable that the need for change stems from the need to fulfill societal expectations. Regardless of the reason for change, it seems that society, corporations, and individuals are always seeking to modify processes and experience growth.
Being in the constant mindset of change leaves us with little to no time to step back, take in and appreciate our surroundings, our professional and personal achievements, as well as our financial standing. This constant change also means that we can improve the efficiency of our ways, advance our credentials, enhance our thinking and further both our soft and hard skills. Understanding our limitations and challenging our current methodologies ensures that we can learn. Through the analysis of past actions and processes, we are able to understand our shortcomings, better our techniques and educate ourselves and those around us. That feedback loop is underestimated as a tool of innovation. Unlike the much sought-after 'light-bulb' moment, or the illusion of a single leap to a known 'best practice,' real innovation usually comes from taking the time to evaluate changes that occur in our lives allows to better our techniques while remaining compliant to regulatory standards.In that sense we are constantly, but gradually, moving towards a goal of best practice.