I was reminded of this principle a few days ago watching a movie. From my perspective, as the watcher, I could see both sides of the story, but each character in the movie could only see their side and interpreted the same communication event very differently. Chaos ensued, but looking on as the watcher
I am sure you have found yourself thinking, or even yelling out loud, "How could they possibly do that!" Find a place where you won't be disturbed. Sit in a chair and face another chair. Imagine that the other person is sitting in the other chair and start telling them why you find them
When we are stuck, we seek out people who are 'wise'. What is wisdom? "Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." Norman Cousins The ability to anticipate consequences comes from experience (yours, or observation of someone else's) AND reflection on that experience. You could say that reflection is the route to wisdom. How much reflection
I have been working on a task this last week that has really made me consider what I am proposing to do from the perspective of the people who will see it. I kept asking myself "Why would they like this?" and "Why is this good for them?" and "How will they react to this?"