I was at a fabulous expo over the weekend and heard some great speakers.
One of the topics that came up was “what’s wrong” thinking.
It made me think about when I first heard that term.
I was working for a small technology company (there were about 15 of us) and a BIG part of my job was receiving problems that needed to be fixed in the software and change requests from clients.
So, when I heard that “what’s wrong” thinking was something to avoid, I promptly dismissed it because I was 100% sure that my job depended on knowing what was wrong.
And you know what? I wasn’t wrong.
My job DID depend on “what’s wrong” thinking.
Only how I defined “what’s wrong” thinking and what was actually meant were two different things.
And the truth is, even though I didn’t recognize it as this at the time, when I shifted away from “what’s wrong” thinking, I got a lot more done AND I was a lot happier (bonus!).
That’s the topic this week.