450 - The Best Kind of Disruption

Episode: 450

Episode Title: The Best Kind of Disruption

Does disruption have anything to do with our everyday lives? It sure does, and here’s how, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.


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This is The Perna Syndicate—welcome! Our topic this week is how postsecondary education is being disrupted, and why this is actually a good thing. Career-focused pathways like credentials, certifications, and more are challenging the established college route and giving students more viable training options than ever before. At the same time, colleges are being forced to rethink what they offer to make it a competitive choice in this disrupted landscape. 


But these are all broad, systemic trends. Does disruption have anything to do with you and me in our everyday lives and work? It does, actually. One of my favorite authors, Tony Robbins, says that the best disruption is us choosing to disrupt our own personal “business as usual.”


I say it like this: we need to be comfortable being uncomfortable. When we get too comfortable, too much in a groove, we tend to get stagnant. At least, I know that’s true in my own life, and I bet you’re not that different. 


At home or at work, what is your status quo? Are you happy for it to stay the same—or is it time to disrupt it a little? Are you ok with being uncomfortable for the sake of a better outcome?


We all know the definition of insanity: to do the same thing again and again and expect a different result. It will never happen. No—if we want a different outcome, we have to disrupt our old habits and ways of thinking. 


We’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Because that’s the best kind of disruption. 


Thanks for being part of The Perna Syndicate this week. If you have a comment to share, I’d love to hear from you at MarkCPerna.com. We’ll see you back here next week for more insights and inspiration on The Perna Syndicate. Take care!

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