There's no better time to re-examine our assumptions about what works and what doesn't. How many times have we seen the power of unconventional thinking (quit using the tired “out of the box” thinking metaphor) … and how frequently have our traditional beliefs been skewered as a result?
Here's a story about a high school football coach in Arkansas that vividly reminds us that it's valuable to challenge assumptions … it's wise to see if metrics support those assumptions … and it's prudent to try new things to see how they work. This coach has had tremendous success doing just the opposite of what we see every Saturday and Sunday during football season.
Take a fresh approach to old ideas that are holding you captive – jettison those that don't hold up to close examination – and see if you can uncover some new ideas will jump-start your renewal.