Maybe it’s a cultural vestige: we seem to believe deep down that everyone is flawed, broken, and even unworthy. We also seem to think that some of us are more broken than others. And the mistakes we make are evidence of these deep flaws.
We can imagine a time when holding on to these ideas seemed good for everyone’s safety and salvation. Today, though, they just generate struggle, waste, and conflict; they run counter to our desire to be free, happy, and growing.
To succeed and lead, we’ll do much better to assume that we and others are whole and unbroken. Mistakes, under this world view, are merely experiments. Imagine the ROI we’ll get by releasing this potential.
In your corner,