Finding the key | Life Series

I knew the answers to the Family Feud questions.

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We had a virtual team social event recently. And, I knew most of the answers to the quiz even before the question was complete.

But, my small ego was hurt when those answers turned out to be incorrect. I was very sure about the answer. It was close, but it was not the answer.

This often happens with everyone. We are sure about things that we believe in and close the door for new thinking.

I would like you to ask yourself a question and answer it with all honesty: Are you sincerely open to changing your position, or altering the way you look at a situation or considering a different point of view?

Think hard about a problem that must have happened an hour or a day ago. You were probably thoroughly convinced about your position in that situation, and no counterargument would make your move.

Our approach sometimes (hopefully not often) reminds me of the classic story of the drunk man searching for his keys under a street lamp at night. He knows he lost his keys somewhere on the dark side of the street but looks for them underneath the lamp because that’s where the light is.

We tend to look for the answer from the answers we are already familiar with and are comfortable accepting.

It might be worth looking in the dark to find the alternate answer. You may end up finding the key to your questions.

Thank you for reading.

Bye for now.

Razak

CommonInterest

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