Do you like a good argument? Do you get excited with the adrenalin rush of proving someone wrong?
I do. Except...it doesn't work that way. Do you ever really prove someone wrong with an argument? Work isn't after all debate club. No one has to cede to your cogent, meaty, precious points. Few people are persuaded by hefty logic or prolific pronouncements. They tend to turn away instead.
What works better is curiosity. What is more influential is staying open to the thinking and processing of others. They might be wrong, of course. But, what if they are correct? What if at least PART of what they're saying is logical and practical?
Gasp! Stranger things have happened. Stranger things indeed.
Stay curious. There's mysterious, undeniable, unbreakable power in it.
Curiosity is more powerful than rhetoric, dogma, or unquestioned truth.
-- doug smith