Why Stopping What You Are Doing Might Be The Best Thing You’ve Ever Done

Steve Fogg —  July 2, 2013 — 1 Comment


Yesterday was the last day for Google Reader. I’ve seen many a tweet, Facebook post share an eloquent eulogy on the this passing of this wonderful service.

Yet, what if this was the right time for it to pass on to the heavenly cloud server in the sky?

What if, what I thought was the worst first world problem that I faced this week, was in-fact an opportunity?

Here is what happened.

After realising that I had left my blog reader service migration until the last-minute I hurriedly chose Feedly to save my priceless blog reading list. After the ridiculously simple migration to Feedly I had an epiphany. Feedly is actually a better way to read my favourite blogs.


After being forced to change, the new way was actually better. Who’d have thought?

It’s made me think about the other systems and processes I have relied on in my work. What do I need to stop, and start over to get better at?

Or is it my social media strategy, web strategy, communications strategy, creative development?

Sometimes we get so stuck in a creative, process or systems rut that we can’t see that there is a better way to do things.

What is it that you need to rethink, re-imagine today?

I REALLY want to know what you think. Please drop a comment below.

Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet. You can use the same RSS feeder in your new reader :-). Or even get it via email at the top right hand side. What are you waiting for?

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One response to Why Stopping What You Are Doing Might Be The Best Thing You’ve Ever Done

  1. Great thinking Steve. I’m reminded of that stupid saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” SO wrong. Knowing when to change – or knowing when to cut and run – may be the greatest indicator of your success. Always be open to something better….

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