In life, I take my baby steps. I get on the elevator, and then I do exactly what Bob does:
I've heard both Whitney Johnson and BJ Fogg speak before, but it wasn't until this morning that I realized the concept of disrupting yourself is closely related to behavior design. Previously, I thought of the two as very separate, I need to be open to disrupting my professional self and if I wanted to make changes in my personal life, I should read more about behavior design.
In listening to KQED this morning, I started thinking,
behavior design is a key in teaching self disruption.
For some people, the ability to go for exactly what they want, even if the path is not yet paved is a natural step. For many people the unpaved path is avoided at all cost. So what if people who are constantly on the well traveled road start to gain interest in going towards uncharted territory? Is it possible to teach people to disrupt themselves? So far, Johnson makes a great argument for individuals to consider disrupting themselves, recognizing and being open to moving towards opportunities even when outcomes are not written in stone. How do you move from wanting to disrupt yourself to actually disrupting yourself? I'm convinced the ability to build on small successes is a great place to start.
Who knew the movie What About Bob? would have such relevance in fostering innovation, and even some science behind it? I'm convinced we could all learn something from Bob.
The most overlooked engine of growth is the individual. If you are really looking to move the world forward, begin by innovating on the inside, and disrupt yourself. -Whitney Johnson