I’ve developed a new mindset when working with a team. Whenever I have an idea, I’m completely convinced it’s right. (That’s not the new part.) The new part is that I’m completely convinced I could be wrong.
This is such a liberating thing. I can present the best case for my idea. I can give every angle and rhetoric. But I’m learning to let it go as quickly as I have it (which is very fast). My instincts are great. But there’s 100% chance I could be wrong with every new idea.
And that’s the beautiful thing about working with a team I trust. I know that I don’t have to make my ideas happen. I don’t have to argue to get my way. I trust that the team will produce something awesome. It’s not dependent on me.
I’m finding a wonderful byproduct of this mentality. The more I approach my ideas like this, the more people hear my ideas. Funny, huh? But when people know I believe I might be wrong, they’re willing to go with my ideas more.
That’s my favorite thing about the team I work with. Is your team like that? What do you need to change/foster in your team to get this dynamic? It’s worth the perspiration and pain to make it happen. I guarantee it.