The phrase 'All roads lead to Rome' is actually spoke wrong. All roads lead from Rome, as they were the ones building them.
How did we get here? When we look at the path we are on, is it the one we want to be on? Some of our decisions are based on a foundation of experience that is wrong/ incorrect/ misinformed. Yet we cling to the past lessons learned- they must be right. If we invested partially in something, we do not want to walk from that investment, admit we were wrong, change.
I am vegan. I won't tell you to try it, though if you do, it is a paradigm shift.
Is the diet you were taught/ learned 'right' and right for you? Were you told the 'truth' about factory farming, and the treatment of animals and the food they are fed? Have you researched the chemicals used in the processing plants?
I am an atheist. I won't tell you to try it, though if you do, it is a paradigm shift.
Is deity worship still supporting our social and cultural values? If I worship a rock and you worship the sky, is one of us wrong? There are a lot of gods- which is the right one? Is there a wrong one?
I marathon run. I wont tell you to try it, though if you do, it is a paradigm shift.
Fitness is so important- but what is right for you? Is a triathlon more reasonable? Maybe you need less exercise? Or a different kind? What have you been told is likely different than what you have learnt.
I am a HR Professional. I wont tell you to try it, though if you do, it is a paradigm shift.
Are the policies and practices in your company supporting your future? Are you following your path because that is where you are? Or do we break down the traditions that are not getting us where we want to go? Is there a right policy/ practice/ path? Is there a wrong way?
Question why, learn, read, and ask yourself- am i on the right road? how did i get here? where do i want to go?
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR