In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street just outside the apartment where she lived. The attack lasted more than 30 minutes, and she was screaming and resisting. The attacker stabbed her multiple times, until she died at last. It was later discovered that 38 of her neighbours saw the attack from their windows, […]
When you are stuck with a task, look for possibilities and alternatives instead of limitations.
In the beginning, it is easy to get stuck with thinking “this suggestion is unrealistic”, “the others will shut it down” or “we’ve tried that before”. All that mindset is good for is killing potential ideas.
Instead, think in the shape of a diamond. Brainstorm and voice ALL suggestions. When you have enough alternatives, you can narrow it down to find the best ideas.
With this approach you might end up with different or better final ideas because you are open, and opportunity orientated.
Look for opportunities instead of limiting yourself.
We all have role models who have made impressions on our lives. Friends that make us stand up for what we believe in, musicians that make us follow our passion or a sibling that you aspire to follow in the footsteps of. Positive role models can show us that the impossible is possible, strengthen our […]
Imagine that your friend tells you that the new girl in your class is funny, kind and easy to get along with. You would likely be eager to get to know her and approach her with a smile to start a conversation. However, imagine instead that your friend had told you she acted like a […]