The staircase and the curve

If your roof is leaking, the water in the basement will gradually rise until you have total flooding.

And for most humans, for twenty years every day we get a little taller.

It’s easy to take this physical reality and imagine it applies to how humans improve their skills, or organizations mature and grow.

But they’re usually more quantum than that. One day we are at a state, scale, or system, and then we move to the next level.

It’s not a curve, it’s a flight of stairs. And jumping takes guts.

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