Clarification: When I write, I don't prepare or organize my ideas, I just write what I would say if I was talking to you in person, so sometimes my blogs end up a little messy. I don't even proof-read what I write before posting it so you may find grammatical mistakes and poorly written sentences. Sometimes I'll read my blogs a day or two after publishing them and I may re-write things that weren't too clear and any embarrassing grammatical mistake. Also, English is not my first language, so I apologize if reading my blogs become a struggle. Of course, if this is the case, I would imagine you wouldn't continue reading.

Oct 16, 2014

Don't Get Stuck In Old Obsolete Ways

One of the things I've learn in life is to not stubbornly stick to the old ways that I'm used to when there are newer and proven better ways available. In other words, to not be afraid of change.

For example, a while back I was fine using mice. I had tried trackballs and didn't like them at all. I had been told trackballs were better but they seemed uncomfortable and I wasn't good with them. Why fix what's not broken, right? But then I was forced to use trackballs at work, so I had to go over that week learning curve that I had not bothered to do before. I admit I wasn't too happy about it, at least at first I wasn't. My perspective changed quite a bit after that. Now I prefer trackballs over mice, not because I can't work with mice, I can, just like before, but because I know mice suck. That week of getting used to the change was well worth it.

Now, I've told many people about trackballs and not a single one has given it a fair shot. I don't think they even believe me. They are used to their mice and they don't see anything wrong with them. It doesn't matter what I say because they can't appreciate the many advantages of trackballs after using them for a few minutes, just like I did long time ago.

This is human nature, we just don't like change, especially when it involves having to do things differently. This is the reason so many people complain every time Facebook changes something and makes it better, for example. So I've decided to make a conscious effort to not get stuck in old ways, if there are new better ones.

You got to stay young and relevant to be able to stay on the race, and you can only do that by embracing new ways and not being afraid of change.


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