Yesterday's post reminded me of a book I bought many, many years ago. Although I've cleared out a lot of the books I'll never read again, I did save several of my self-help books that I never made it through. Change the Way You See Everything through Asset-Based Thinking is one of those books.
I think it's exactly what I need to focus on right now, both in my professional and my personal life.
Just think what could be possible if people focused their attention on:
- Opportunities rather than problems
- Strengths more than weaknesses
When you decrease your focus on what is wrong (deficit-based thinking) and increase your focus on what is right (Asset-Based Thinking), you build enthusiasm and energy, strengthen relationships, and move people and productivity to the next level.
- What can be done instead of what can't