Clear Your Cache
“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.” – J. Michael Straczynski
My team at work just finished a major project – converting 42 websites/databases to another platform in 11 months due to a merger – over 3000 hours of additional work. We celebrated this tremendous team effort and accomplishment this week.
During the conversion process, we often had to “clear our cache” or tell others to do so to see the website updates. The cache stores images, files and web pages to reduce load time when downloading. If you don’t clear it, you can’t see the latest version because it’s storing “the past.” We are going to order t-shirts with “clear your cache” imprinted on them to commemorate this often used phrase.
It’s actually pretty good advice for daily living too. By clearing our “mental cache” – assumptions, judgments, biases, stereotypes, cynicism, foregone conclusions, filters – we can see a new world – the latest version that’s unedited, uninhibited and in vivid, brilliant color.
Clear your cache!