141- Changing Minds

Whenever we find ourselves in a #disagreement , our default reaction is to try and convince the other by throwing more facts, reasons, or examples their way – hoping that one of them will stick.

But when the other person’s beliefs are deeply entrenched, this #strategy can have the opposite effect.

Just like a slingshot, pulling too hard in one direction will eventually create a whiplash sending the person’s opinion further in the opposite direction.

An alternative strategy is to look at the barriers that prevent the other from seeing your #perspective and see if you can remove those instead.

Removing the rubber band from that slingshot as you try to pull someone back into your way of thinking might be the more effective strategy.

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