What’s the drill – April 18: Listening for potential

Here is one way to apply a positive psychology mindset to the every day conversations we have.

The next time someone ( friend, co-worker, or relative) comes to you with a problem – think about what you listen for.

Try to listen for potential.

Identify the basic problem they are describing and then, help your partner to decipher what action or mindset will make it better.

When we listen for potential, we are focusing on the solution instead of the problem.

This solution-based approach was spear-headed by my esteemed colleague Paul Z. Jackson and aligns nicely with positive psychology, growth mindsets and the tools of an Improviser.

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