I hardly ever have no opinion or am wishy-washy about an issue. (I did the “What’s your superpower?” assessment, and it was no surprise that mine was decisiveness.)
That is why this article by Steve McKee resonated. It’s a message I really need to hear – that I am not certain or correct or able to make a reasoned judgment about many, many things. Like McKee, I have no idea why Cleveland prevailed over Golden State in the NBA playoffs. (I’m glad they did!) I also don’t know what makes good play writing or if orbiting a spacecraft around Jupiter is worth the expense. This list of issues on which I know almost nothing goes on and on.
It is humbling to recognize that even if I’m definitive by nature, I don’t have an opinion about everything. Maybe it’s even a bit of a relief! And it opens me up to doing something that is a real superpower quality – being curious and asking more questions.
What’s your superpower, and does it come with a downside? Comment below or state it definitively in a message.
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Great perspective. What is also troubling about the “quick response” mentality is that changing one’s mind about an issue/direction (based on more information) is often viewed as weakness or indecision…rather than humility and learning.