Opinions – we all have them.
And rightfully so. It’s an important part of progress and culture to communicate our thoughts with conviction.
With equal conviction, however, we need to welcome opposition. Challenging stances is a pressure cooker for creativity, innovation, and hidden solutions. So we shouldn’t bow away from it just because the process involved can be confrontational and worse, political.
Consider this opportunity as a boxing match between two ideas, not two people – an important distinction. Each side exchanging a right hook of values, an uppercut of logic, and a jab of imagination. The good news is a draw or K.O. are both wins here.
Sacrificing outcomes by not having an opinion or challenging another gnaws at the achilles heal of making a difference.
. . . in my opinion.