Stuck? Practice Flexible and Accurate Thinking

Published on April 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

the same old thinking and disappointing results, closed loop or negative feedback mindset concept - a napkin doodle with a cup of coffee

Check your thinking against three common thinking errors.

1. Tunnel Vision. Do you tend to have tunnel vision? Check yourself. Are you focusing too much on the details and not enough on the big picture? Do you see the bigger picture? Have you missed anything? Ask others “What am I missing?”

2. Personalizing. Some of us (myself included) tend to automatically take things too personally and all too often. Do you blame yourself for most events that go south? If so, look outwardly and ask yourself how others or the circumstances might have contributed.

3. Externalizing. Some of us automatically externalize. In other words, we tend to quickly blame others and fail to take ownership. Check yourself. Look inward and ask yourself how you might have contributed to the situation.

This post was written by Lisa Jacobson

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