Do you believe in the phrase "the harder you work, the luckier you get"? Before you answer that, check out what I discovered. A briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk.
In my third book, Think this, Not that -- It's time to update your conventional wisdom, I talk about how really bad, uninformed and egregious cultural myths have led to some really bad policy and decision making. Even when it seems there are more people who are guided by ignorance, the truth is that we're in the middle of a shift away from those "fake" myths:. This has been trending for the past few decades. Here are some of those myths that are being overturned
"The Bible says God helps those who helps themselves". There is no biblical scripture that says this.
Evolution says humankind came from monkeys. Nope. It only says we share a common ancestry.
Columbus discovered America. You can't "discover" someone else's home, especially when that someone else (Native Americans) has actively lived in that home for thousands of years. Besides, the closest Columbus got to what is now the United States was landing in the Bahamas. Even more, Africans and Vikings beat Columbus to this area of the world by about 500 years.
Here is another conventional thought that's being overturned...."the harder you work, the luckier you get". Make no mistake. I truly do believe in the power of hard work, thanks to the careful guidance of my two entrepreneurial and hardworking parents. But maybe hard work isn't telling the whole story for each of us.
While it is true Americans work harder than any people anywhere in the world....
......we have been trending toward becoming poorer, more stressed and less healthy.....
Perhaps becoming luckier is also about a healthy environment and support structures that empower. Even more, perhaps it also means rethinking mindfulness and how it suggests our real power is in working less....not more.
The current shift we're in away from fraudulent myths and cultural stories may pave the way for a rethinking of work and the future of work.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org