The following is a recent blog post from Seth Godin titled Tried and False:
The tried and true is beyond reproach. It’s been tried, and of course, it’s true. True because it worked.
In times of change, though, most of the tried is in fact, false. False because what used to work, doesn’t, at least not any longer.
Sure, it might be what you’ve always done. But that doesn’t make it true, or right, or best. It just means that you already tried it.
The nature of revolutions is that they destroy the perfect and enable the impossible. Seeking out the tried and true is the wrong direction for crazy times.
As a trainer are you locked into the ‘tried and true’, or as Godin points out ‘tried and false’ or ‘tried and used to be true’?
A while ago I wrote a post on Mark Sanborn’s philosophy of ‘Best Practices versus Better Practices’, and encouraged you to embrace the concepts of better practices and next practices.
I believe the challenge from Sanborn and Godin to us as trainers is simple:
- Engage in a training revolution.
- Strive to always create something better.
- Embrace the concept of better practices and next practices.
I encourage you to join the fight against mediocrity and embrace the concepts of Excellence in Training. Do it for your officers. Do it for their families. Do it for your community. Do it for yourself. Do it for your agency. Just do it.
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