In a podcast interview with Reed Hoffman, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix made the insightful comment that in regards to culture success is less about preserving than it is about improving. Too many leaders worry about preserving culture as if it is some sort of museum piece. Even Netflix with it’s big emphasis on culture realizes that anything (including their own culture) can get better. That is a growth mindset. That growth mindset also applies to us as people. Healthy growth occurs when we give up trying to preserve or make excuses because “that is who I am.” We are much more plastic than that. By definition things will change as they grow. It’s why we have beautiful forests and are not inundated with 500 pound acorns.