Recently, this Buckminster Fuller quote made its way to me via Facebook and I simply had to pass it on.
How many times have you desired to change the status quo in either your personal or professional life? Maybe you have unsuccessfully fought tooth and nail to initiate change in your organisation, team or business practices?
If you were to create a new mental model for yourself or your organisation, what beliefs / values would be needed to support this mental model?
If you wanted to see change in your world, what behaviours would you need to demonstrate in order to begin grounding it in your physical reality?
There is a wonderful and wise Buddhist saying that might help you manifest a new model:
“Watch your thoughts: They become your words.
Watch your words: They become your actions.
Watch your actions: They become your habits.
Watch your habits: They become your character.
Watch your character: It becomes your destiny.”
A model is simply a mental construct but to make it work requires mindfulness, effort and action.