What is holding you back from following your heart? We need the courage to follow our hearts, especially if what we want to do is different. Yes, compliance with convention is more natural behaviour, as it feels safe. But if everyone followed convention, we'd still be in the stone age.
Is Being Different the New Best?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation give us uniformity and repetition, giving humans, as Pichai Sundararajan Google's CEO, and Kai-Fu Lee, a Taiwanese AI computer scientist puts it; the opportunity to focus on creativity and compassion, when deciding careers and deciding what to do with our lives. Creativity and compassion are what differentiates us from other animals and AI to that matter, and this is what humanity is.
Looking at our new emerging AI world, asking what should I do with my life? If now is not the time to have the courage to follow our hearts, when is? Is this not the time to become the authentic you, and accept yourself just the way you are? But, is being different good for business?
Google - How to Innovate?
Compliance and uniformity may be easier to comprehend, but as Google has realised as part of their innovation strategy, becoming conscious, of our unconscious biases makes a commercial difference to the business by improving innovation and products, as well as improving the collective.
Is There An Unconscious Bias In Education?
If we are unconsciously biased in business, what about our educational systems? Are our children learning to appreciate each other’s gifts and developing an understanding of each other’s strengths and (perceived) weaknesses or is it something else? Would the same number of children leave school with little or no qualifications, for not aligning to uniformity, if we sort to appreciate and develop their strengths and qualities?
A first step in recognising our authentic qualities is acknowledging what our strengths and what we are passionate about. If you struggle in answering these questions, first ask your heart - what does your heart tell you?
Understanding unconscious bias (2.59 minutes)
“If you are not conscious of the biases that you have, your just not contributing at the level you could, and you are not innovating at the level that you could, and your products won’t be as good.” Megan Smith - US Chief Technology Officer Former VP Google [x]