"Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." – W. Edwards Deming
What do you think of when you hear the word "design"? Most people think of graphic design, interior design, or art design. But if you look at anything around you… the clothes you are wearing, your home, your car, your phone, your computer, and all the hundreds of thousands of little details that make it all work have all been designed by a human mind. And beyond that, if you look out into nature, every tree, bird, blade of grass, or tiny grape seed has been perfectly designed by nature to perform its exact function.
So, in essence, there is nothing that exists without a design.
What is fascinating about you, me, and everyone we know is that we use our own unique designs to create systems for our lives. And as W. Edwards Deming, a thought leader in the field of engineering, famously said, "Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." Of course, that does not mean you will always like the results your system gets. It just means that every system works perfectly to create the results that it does.
If you want peace, you can design a system for it. If you want financial abundance, career success, or love, you can design a system for it, and you can continue to refine the design of your system until you have exactly what you want.
The most successful people on the planet realize that the secret to a successful, joyful life of meaning and impact is in designing systems that get you there.
Do you like the results your system is getting you? If not, then it's time to redesign it. As a seasoned life designer, I can help.
Keywords: Change Management, Innovation, Leadership