Our world is full of changes, improvements and progress. Humanity is constantly searching for solutions to global issues. How can we make this or that better, more efficient, more sensical? At Hazel & Deene, we think George Bernard Shaw hit the nail on the head when he proclaimed that changing your mindset is key to changing the world around you.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, whereas, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -George Bernard Shaw
It is not difficult to look around and notice what needs to be changed. But, there is a visible disconnect between that recognition and actually moving to action. Why? It starts with our minds, with our beliefs about change and progress. Changing your mindset is unreasonable, incalculable, organic. It doesn't happen over-night. It requires education, time, and effort.
"Being unreasonable is not just a state of mind. It is also a process by which older outdated forms of reasoning are jettisoned and new ones conceived and evolved. As the process unfolds, those mired in the older, obsolete paradigms can become threatened by-and aggressive toward-the innovators, particularly if those innovators move into the mainstream worlds of business, finance, and politics. But like it or not, the world is in the early stages of powerful, deep-running, and pervasive changes that, for better or worse, will transform its economies, its cultures, and people's understandings of who they are and what they stand for." -John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan, The Power of Unreasonable People
In the Hazel & Deene Society, our goal is to empower and create facilitators of change; people who refuse to adapt to this world, but rather aim to change it. Be the unreasonable. Transform your mind and partner with us as we change this world.