Disruption. It’s about taking something that exists and then inventing a revolutionary proposition that most would believe couldn’t work. Think Airbnb to the hospitality business; Uber to the public transportation business; iBooks, Ted-Ed, Skillshare, UpWork, Bench, Google Wallet… the list goes on.
What about disruption in your personal life?
verb (used with object)
1. to cause disorder or turmoil in:
The news disrupted their conference.
2. to destroy, usually temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of;interrupt:
Telephone service was disrupted for hours.
3. to break apart:
to disrupt a connection.
4. Business. to radically change (an industry, business strategy, etc.), asby introducing a new product or
service that creates a new market:
It’s time to disrupt your old business model.
5. broken apart; disrupted.
I had an experience this past week that disrupted an existing personal model created that clearly wasn’t working anymore. If the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over again and expect a different result, then one area of life proved that I was insane!
Often times, because something feels so disruptive and interrupts the calm, we assume it’s wrong; when in fact, it’s so necessary for change and growth to take place.
I think about this often when there is chaos or entropy. I remember that it’s fleeting. It’s only a matter of time that this temporary madness will present itself as a beautiful change allowing myself to see more of my capabilities and strength.