Law of Unintended Consequences

law of unintended consequences

We all have the same 24 hours but not the same productivity. Some people grow, some stagnate…

For me this is about mastering the ‘Law of Unintended Consequences’.
• Do you do the same thing and therefore get the same results?
• Do you meet the same people and therefore get the same opportunities?
• Do you frequent the same places and therefore get the same perspective?
• Do you read the same journals and therefore think the same way?

By exposing yourself to a vast array of different people, circumstances and even countries, you can obtain a different result. This multifaceted diversity forms a matrix of dots that forms your business world – more dots means more opportunity and more growth.

We don’t have the same 24 hours at our disposal. A person with only a few dots in his matrix remains in the same place. He does the same things over and over again with zero prospects. A person who ‘gets out there’, who exposes themselves to diversity, who moves outside of their comfort zone (as a way of life) has a multiplicity of dots and when he joins them together he rapidly moves forward, making his 24 hours that much more productive.

There is one last aspect to my take on the Law of Unintended Consequence – expect the positive. Expect that unknown person in a room of 1000 to find you. Expect that unexplored idea in a sea of ideas to seek you out. Expect to go home with a stroke of genius because what you expect creates your reality – this is true in life and is true in business.