Innovator? Don't "Solve Past Problems"

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it - Albert Einstein

I loved an idea expressed in this post on LinkedIn, "5 Common Innovation Road Blocks." While "fear of failure" makes its obligatory appearance in the list - and yes, courage will be required - the idea that, consciously or not, we might be trying to fix past problems while trying to realize a vision or execute on a product or service fascinated me.

After giving it a little more thought, here's why I believe it grabbed my attention. It's so easy to fall back into old habits of thought or frames of reference. But if that vision or offering is truly original, no one can tell you now whether it will work. The truly original idea has scant precedent.

It stands to reason that its implementation will ask of us different questions.

Stay Curious.™