“Progress is impossible without change. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” 

George Bernhard Shaw

If you can’t change your mind, then you’re not using it.

Adaptability is important.

If you don’t change and update your world view based on new information and new perspectives, you are dangerous.

If you tend to fight to be “right”, you are dangerous… mostly to yourself and your future.

How to open up to change?  Ask great questions: Read How to ask great questions? and 15 Great questions to ask your kids

“Change does not mean progress, but progress requires change” Richard Hamming

Richard Hamming, from wikimedia
Richard Hamming, from wikimedia

Without change you will not have progress.  What have you changed recently?  If you have been doing something the same way for 10 years, maybe its time to test a different way.  You might return, but it is only by making the change that you can know.

We are creatures of habit.  We will repeat what we did, not because it is best, but because we did it before.  Don’t let yourself slide into the laziness of doing everything the same way.

What long standing habitual behaviour will you test?

“The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates

If you want more from Richard Hamming, try 13 Lessons for Success as a Scientist (and in Life)