How often do we go into a decision making process pre-convinced of the outcome? And, when we do that, how is the outcome affected? It cannot be nothing.
As soon as I hear the catchphrase “prove it to me” I smile. The person has already decided the outcome and now the task of the educator is a magnitude more difficult.
While I am good at offering advice I am as guilty as the next for uttering those very words. So…I have decided to do my best to change my initial reaction from “oh yeah? Prove it to me” to “ok, tell me more”.
It may not be much but sometimes a simple change in mindset can make all the difference in the world.
“Oh yeah? Prove it to me.”
“Tell me more!”