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,