Groupthink can be compared to a barrel of monkeys fighting for the same banana. The goal is to get the banana, each monkey knows it, and is compacted into a minimalistic mode of thinking to fight for the same object no matter the consequences. Whereas if they all just escaped the barrel, they would realize there are more bananas outside the barrel. With this analogy, it can be proven that groups are often narrow-minded to what is only true within their individual scope of understanding; completely disregarding any outside possibilities. It is truly this limiting factor that leads to little or no alternatives within the group.
Have you ever heard the saying “nothing is easy”? I have, but I am at a crossroads with this statement. I say this because to me it has two meanings; a positive and a negative depending on how you use the words nothing and is. Let’s take a look at both. POSITIVE: By adopting the statement of “nothing is easy” gives you the drive, determination, and motivation to conquer the most difficult of things because after all nothing is easy and if you want to accomplish something you have to work at it. NEGATIVE: If you put forth no effort whatsoever in life then you could say that “nothing is easy”. By doing absolutely nothing you are taking the easy way out and most likely you will accomplish exactly what you set out to which is NOTHING. So you see depending on the connotation in which you use the words … Continue reading →
How many times have you ever found yourself in a conversation, ceremony, motivational speech, or any situation in which you had no idea what was being said because of the speaker’s inability to communicate effectively? Words are powerful and can make a person seem intelligent. But, on the opposite end of that spectrum can also make a person feel dumb. You have to be careful what words you use, how you use them, and who you use them with. When you are communicating to an audience, or even an individual, fancy words will lose their impact if misunderstood or misinterpreted. Even though you did not intentionally try to demean a person, it is possible that an awkward moment or situation could be created because of your ineffective communication skills, over use, or under use of words. There have been many situations in which I have had to repeat myself, depending … Continue reading →
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, I SET NEW YEAR’S GOALS! – Terry Thompson Every year around the end of the year you begin making New Year’s resolutions. You are highly motivated that this is going to be your best year ever and you are finally going to do all those things you have been putting off for an entire year. You are going to be shocked, but I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I SET NEW YEAR’S GOALS. Then, I continuously monitor, evaluate, and adjust … Continue reading →