Innovation is a process that brings out the best in us. While it may be tough and grueling at times, it is also a very rewarding and exhilerating process. Here are 6 reasons why we feel innovation is addictive and we never want to stop it!
1. You Discover Something New Everyday
Whether about your work, about yourself, or even about the world, you’re always stumbling upon new and interesting things when flexing your creative muscles and engaging wholeheartedly in the innovation process! And that discovery of exciting new things is what puts a smile on our faces and motivates us to keep going!
2. It Promotes Deep Collaboration
Many hands are better than one. When innovating we join hands and go places together where we could never have gone alone. Working together helps everyone fulfill their potential and ensures that the best ideas are executed in the best possible way.
3. It Makes You Happier
On a personal scale, innovation makes you happier. It’s fulfilling to be working on your purpose and pushing yourself to the limit to break barriers and build new things. And not just you, but it also makes your whole team happier. And, as a result, your whole organization. But that’s still not even the tip of the iceberg. Innovation has been shown to make countries as a whole happier, as seen in this great article!
4. It Teaches Us to Embrace Change
As they say, change is the only constant. This is very true, now more than ever. Things are changing all around us more rapidly than ever before. Yesterday’s groundbreaking discovery is today’s old news. Old things are crumbling and new things are rising from their ashes. Technology, especially things like AI or VR, are going to usher in a new age at an unprecedented pace, and we need to be prepared for it. This is where innovation comes in, because engaging in it teaches us to disregard the old and embrace the new. Rather than resisting change, it teaches us to go with the flow and even enjoy it and make the most of it.
5. It Reminds us to be Proactive rather than Reactive
One of the most important lessons in life, just as in work, is that we need to be proactive and deal with problems in advance rather than reacting to them as they come. We should be prepared for every eventuality and be ready to face it all with detailed plans.
6. It Advances the World:
Finally, most importantly, innovation makes the world a better place. Great inventions from the wheel to the iPhone and penicillin to electricity, our lives have always been advanced by innovation and they will always continue to be.
That does it for our reasons why we’re addicted to innovation. Are you? If not, you should be!