These days it seems that everything needs to happen now, this instant. An attitude of “I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now!”. And if we don’t get it, well, then we’re disappointed, or angry, or we get depressed.., or all of the above.
In life, and business, there is no such thing as a quick win. Everything worth doing takes time and effort. This is an inherent problem with books like Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux (not an affiliate link). We, John and I, consider this book descriptive, as in, the author took a long hard look at something and wrote his findings in a book. He offered a question, not the answer.
Apparently the findings resonate well with readers, so well in fact that people start to consider the book prescriptive. And now ‘they’ are looking to become Teal. Preferably now, and seemingly with as least effort as possible. And they are missing the point.
The point is not knowing the answer, it’s finding the question. Or, the point not the destination, but the journey.