You need to decide now, because your results depend on the answer.
I have a problem with scarcity mindset - it's myopic, unnecessarily restrictive, and in fact destructive for you and your organization. Scarcity presupposes that you're the center of the universe, that the work box is the only box available for packing a life, and it doesn't have a good ending. It's a very lonely ending.
Yesterday we talked about the difference between getting recognition for its own sake and getting the idea done. The latter is in the abundance camp. Which incidentally is the same place or context where weak ties become awesome connections that carry a message across the ripples of resonance and feedback.
Language is one of the most sophisticated cognitive skills we possess as humans. It expresses and shapes thought. It contains an implicit classification of experience and is designed to change the neural pathways to the brain, thus changing minds. The changing patterns occur through the use of sounds and symbols. Think about metaphors. A metaphor finds connections between things in the mind and new connections enable the mind to see the world differently.
Thus communication may seem like a miracle. And believe me, many times I have marveled at that. Two or more beings engaged in changing each other's brains. It would be nice if we entered conversations open to changing our mind.
There are many neurolinguistics studies conducted on how the mind creates language. Few follow the opposite direction - figuring out how language changes minds. By language I intend the deliberate and considerate use of terminology and phraseology to communicate intent, share vision, engage in thought, and inspire action.
Think how important this is. Let's deconstruct in favor of abundance:
- communicate intent
- share vision
- engage in thought
- inspire action
Do you think you can do that without falling into the scarcity trap?
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