One Critical Step to Move Forward #688

by Sue Hawkes

When you enter into a conversation with strongly opposing views, how do you stay neutral? 

For me, it means I need to suspend what I know and believe during that conversation. 

The process of suspension means I hold my assumptions, beliefs and opinions out for examination with a willingness to be influenced. 

The critical words above are “willingness to be influenced.” 

It doesn’t mean you will or will not be influenced, it means you’ve opened a space for curiosity and openness. 

This practice is critical to navigate disagreements, and polarized conversations – which we have many of in our world today. 

Are you willing to be influenced? 

It’s one of the critical steps necessary to move forward. 

Sue HawkesOne Critical Step to Move Forward #688