The Law of Requisite Variety

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If you’ve been following the blog, you know that our focus right now is on the idea that growing only helps in the short term. Your focus shouldn’t be on growing; instead, focus on evolving.

The neat thing is that there are scientific findings to back this up.

In 1956, Ross Ashby wrote about a concept called the Law of Requisite Variety. It’s a fairly complicated scientific writing, but the gist of it is that, “the only way for you to control your destiny is for you to be more flexible than your environment.”

In nature, the species that impose changes on themselves move to the top of the food chain – they become the dominant species. They evolve. They prevail over their environment.

This can all translate to the business arena, as well.

Your environment is set on keeping you mediocre, and solely focused on growth. But don’t grow – evolve. Impose change on yourself and move to the top of your potential.

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