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A Little Inspiration from The Lego Movie's Ordinary Protagonist


I have a confession. I'm Emmet Brickowski.
Last week, Darren Rowse concluded a one-day ProBlogger course with that disclosure and reference to The Lego Movie's protagonist. Why does Darren identify with the Lego everyman? Because of this speech to the council of the remaining Master Builders
I may not have a lot of experience fighting or leading or coming up with plans. Or having ideas in general. In fact, I'm not all that smart. I'm not, what you would call, a creative type. Plus, generally unskilled. Also, scared and cowardly. I know what you are thinking: he is the least qualified person to lead us. And you are right.

While Darren was talking about blogging, I think it applies just as well to change management and innovation initiatives.

Most of us - including "experts" - have no clue what we are doing. We don't have any profound secret strategies. We feel like Emmet Brickowski. We are simply willing to try things, and sometimes those things work. (Let's not leave the obvious unsaid: many things don't work!)

If there is any secret to anything - whether its blogging, bowling, or BIM - the secret is this: 

Expertise is about starting, then maintaining consistently and persistently. Click to tweet this quote
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