Friday, 6 August 2010
But, in a wider sense I love the idea of an experiment. A 'let's see' approach seems to be a healthy approach to life. If we expect a certain result we are likely to be disappointed when a good result is not obtained. If a less than satisfactory outcome is anticipated when we plan something with unknown consequences it can potentially stop us trying it out.
So I encourage this approach with people that I meet. 'See what happens if you do such and such' and 'Don't anticipate the outcome' are both versions of phrases that I use in therapy sessions. And I remind myself regularly of it in everyday life and it spurs me into action that I would not take if I approached projects from a more rigid mindset.