Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, you know that later today, there will be a solar eclipse. From Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, the moon will completely cover the sun, resuling in a total eclipse. Even those not in the path of the total eclipse, will be treated to partial eclipses, of varying degrees. Americans have spent the past week making travel plans to be in the total eclipse's path and buying protective eyewear to keep their eyes safe during viewings.
At the IFS headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina, we'll be able to experience about a 98% eclipse. And while we are certainly excited for this afternoon, all the eclipse talk has got us thinking about some other eclipses we've noticed lately. It's been a busy summer at IFS as we've launched two new products, continued to improve our existing platform and strategized with countless companies on how to become more efficient through automation.
In doing so, one recurring theme has emerged: fear. Pardon the pun, but we couldn't miss this opportunity to make the connection that this fear can totally eclipse your vision. When we dig deeper to understand the root of the fear, here's what we've found:
- Fear of Change: This one doesn't require much of an explanation. Most of the human species is afraid of fear to some degree
- Fear of Technology: Fear of technology has many causes: that technology will replace jobs; that it will be expensive; that it will be hard to implement, etc.
- Fear of Failure: Much like the fear of change, fear of failure is quite common, and is usually the first reason for not trying something.
But even more pervasive than these common fears, we've noticed a widespread fear that seems almost counterintuitive: fear of success. This Psychology Today article does a great job explaining the paradox of fear of success. But, the crux of it is, even though success is a highly coveted thing, it's much more unknown that failure.
The good news? We can help you alleviate the blindness that comes with these eclipses. And even better? You won't need a pair of these (so you can save your vision and your coolness):
At IFS, we totally embrace the possibility of technology. Our collection of process automation solutions comes with a great track record, so you can set your worries aside. If you want to discuss the goals you have for the future of your organization without having to worry about any underlying fears you may have, email us today!