Before we lay out a logical argument, it’s worth considering whether that’s what’s required.
Is the person you’re engaging with coming from a place of logic, or from an identity?
If it’s an identity then logic won’t win the argument, because they aren’t looking for logic, they are looking for information that supports their identity.
The other day I wrote a blog saying we are all bigoted. I had a response from someone saying they weren’t bigoted, they were from the ‘school or Informed Enlightenment’.
The fact that the ‘school or Informed Enlightenment’ is actually a form of bigotry meant that I knew I was dealing with an identity, not logic, so no conversation was entered into.
Is there any point entering an argument that can’t be resolved?
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.