Breakthrough Requires A "Break From"

While driving yesterday I was listening to a discussion about change on a radio station. One of the individuals said something that really caught my attention: To have a breakthrough you have to have a 'break from.'

His premise was simply that if we are to make a change for the better (breakthrough) we have to "break from" some old way of thinking, an outdated process or even the way we do our job. Every organization is desperately seeking a competitive advantage in this market. One way to begin that process (seek a breakthrough) may be to first ask the question, "What do we need to break from in order to move forward?"