So often when we have a light bulb moment / hare brained idea / I wonder if that could work type thought we immediately start thinking of the reasons why it won’t work. Next time you have one of these innovative ideas/thoughts why don’t you try thinking – What if this works?
If it comes off as you think it could, what would be the benefits? The outcomes? The changes it would cause?
If these outcomes/benefits/changes are positive then you can start thinking “How might we make this really happen then?”
By starting with the positives it opens up the possibilities, then by moving into the 2nd How Might We stage it reframes this possible into an actuality and it is just a case of getting the right people working on it to make it happen.
Wouldn’t it be great if instead of focusing on risks and barriers all the time we actually focused on the possibilities and started having more of these innovative ideas take off!
This post is Day 15 of my Questioning Quest.
Wouldn’t it be exciting if people used risks and barriers as opportunities to make their ideas better?