As human beings, we crave stability and equilibrium. Like Aesop, we tend to believe that slow and steady wins the race.
For innovation, however, slow and steady does not win the race. Focused intensity does–like the martial arts expert breaking a stack of boards or bricks. Furthermore, change is fuel for the innovation engine. Innovators understand that stability and equilibrium are the path to the dark side.
Heraclitus, the ancient philosopher, was the teacher of change. He taught that everything is in flux.