Adjusting your timeline

Being a catalyst in a glacial process of change

Naveen Lakshmipathy

Naveen helped open a field office for a small scale infrastructure products incubator. The level of ambiguity in his first year was frustrating and prompted Naveen to extend his time. Naveen had to look beyond his own need to report on metrics and recognize that his contribution is actually a small part of a glacial process of change.

Something to think about

  1. Naveen learned that the results from your efforts are not always tangible or according to your desired timeline. He admits that coming to accept that he played a small role in a much larger change process was not easy. Is there an aspect of your project that could benefit from this perspective?
  2. What does it mean to be a producer vs. consumer of value or experience in life? What is the value of each approach, and how do you see this in your own life?
  3. What does it mean to be successful in creating change?
Adjusting your timeline