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If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It!

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It is an idiom that people, leaders and organizations say, which means if a system or method works well there is no reason to change it or it would be a mistake to try to improve something that works.

This is actually the quickest way to allow mediocrity, complacency and the status quo to reign supreme.  I say, If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It, which means if things are going well and you are having success is even more of a reason to make it better and change it along the way. Mix it up, change and change often.  It doesn’t necessarily mean changing what you do at the core; however it does mean that if you want to remain successful and ahead of the curve you must Fix It, improve it, make it better or make it different.

I would say that Chick-fil-A’s Classic Chicken Sandwich with toasted buns, two pickles in the foil white bag was far from broke.  The Spicy Chicken Sandwich was their way of fixing something that was already working extremely well.

Remember a company called Blockbuster Video that initially didn’t adjust to the Internet and Netflix type of companies.  People were renting movies from Blockbuster, always have, always will. Try Again!   No matter the city you are in, you can pretty much buy the fixtures from the going out of business Blockbuster stores.

Broke or not, you must Fix It!

Thoughts?  How have you seen this played out?

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Scott Williams served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. He is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and individuals with both internal and external growth. Scott is speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.