It’s pretty easy to see lots of my day’s interactions like this. Whatever you call it, problem-solving or beating the proverbial head against the proverbial wall, it’s not fun.
Today, one of our best public speakers said he goes into presentations knowing he’s giving it his best – he’s prepared, he’s thought about why he’s there and what he has to share – but when things go sideways, he’s okay with that. He doesn’t need his recommendation to be the only answer.
He’s right. When you find that skinny space and slip out of the picture, it’s like having someone lift a load off your shoulders – or at least a few rocks.