Learn To Hate The Status Quo

March 16, 2013 6:45 am

Here is one good habit we can pick up that will double up as a simple heuristic for startup ideas: Learn to hate the status quo.

Accepting the status quo, and worse, getting used to it – is a proven path to stagnation. Carefully cultivate a habit, to have a healthy disregard for the status quo. It will take you places, both with how you approach everyday things, and how you get to the big picture.

Hating the status quo in everthing you come across leads you to an immediate next step – on how things can be improved. And that, when done with reasonable economic sense, is an unbeatable success formula.

Improving the status quo will have two things going for it right from the start:

1. There is a very good chance that a lot of people will use the service and
2. There would be economic value in the improvement so there is a reasonable chance that people will pay for it

Even though this sounds wrong, the mind does not hate the status quo by default – in many areas, it accepts it without investigation. So you need to learn to hate the status quo. Focus on areas where you have accepted the status quo – hate those first, and target those.

Learn to hate the status quo. Try it today. It works.

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