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What Type of Thinker Are You?

What Type of Thinker Are You?

This month and next we will explore what type of thinker you are. Are you an impossibility thinker or a possibility thinker? I am sure you will find yourself in one or these examples and probably you know someone in each of the categories.

First, let’s take a look at an impossibility thinker. Impossibility thinkers are those who make swift, sweeping passes over a proposed idea, scanning it with a sharp negative eye, looking only for the distasteful aspects. They are inclined to say “No” to a proposal, never giving the idea a fair hearing.

These are people who immediately, impulsively, instinctively, and impetuously react to any positive suggestions with a sweeping, unstudied, irresponsible assortment of reasons why it cannot be done, or why it is a bad idea. I also like the statement I have heard many times, “we tried that already and it did not work”. They are problem imaginators, failure predictors, trouble visualizers, obstacle envisioners, exaggerated-cost estimators.

What is the end result? Positive ideas are buried, dreams are smashed, creativity is aborted, and projects torpedoed.

Can one change from an impossibility thinker to a possibility thinker?

Next we will explore the possibility thinker and then steps to move forward.

Until next month,


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