“……..by the time you know where you ought to go, it’s too late to go there, or, more dramatically, if you keep on going the way you are, you will miss the road to the future”
(Charles Handy, 1994, p 49, The Empty Raincoat)
I first read “The Empty Raincoat” by Charles Handy in 1995 and it’s funny how it keeps bouncing back into my mind on so many occasions.
Rick Sidorowicz describes it much better than I ever could but the basic idea is to make sure that you’re not permanently locked into a singular way of operating but that you change your behaviour just before your current practice begins to falter in terms of delivery.
The secret is to be aware that there is no such thing as “never-ending good practice”.