Yeah, but...

It happens in every meeting – someone comes up with a new idea or an interesting perspective and within seconds someone else has thought up a reason why it can’t work or isn’t feasible.

The “yeah, but” syndrome affects us all. We are all too quick to spot the downfall in a new idea and take shelter in what we know and are comfortable with, even if it’s not the best.

If we are to grow and make progress, we need to silence the little voice inside that seeks to squash new ideas by finding their faults rather than taking the time to understand them better.

Sure, the first time a new idea is introduced, it may not be perfect, but by not shooting it down immediately and rather giving it time for consideration, you may find that it can be adjusted, built on, and modified to be just right.