At some point, certain things just stop making sense.
This is true for the ‘touch base’ or ‘weekly connect’ meeting you show up to that at some point began to feel like going through the motions instead of having an identifiable purpose.
This is true for the companies that are so overwhelmed by their sunk costs that they feel compelled go out of their way to double down on projects that by all indications from the market would suggest are no longer needed.
This is true for certain tasks we’ve become habituated to like managing an ‘excel database’ and manually inputting data where more sustainable & automated solutions are widely available.
Asking whether something still makes sense is inconvenient because it sometimes requires us to confront truths we don’t like and to make changes that aren’t easy.
As you go about your work, you might choose to embrace the question any ways: “does this — the meeting, the project, the work task — still make sense?”. Asking this question is, in a very practical sense, an act of compassion. At the other end of confronting truths and encouraging valuable but sometimes difficult changes is the best version of reality that you, your colleagues, and the people you aim to serve deserve.