Not the actual drawing, but you get the idea

Not the actual drawing, but you get the idea

Yesterday I got started on something new at work, and was puzzling it out with several co-workers.  I have this little whiteboard at my desk, and was using it to illustrate how I thought the whole thing would be put together.

After some lively discussion, we reached some degree of consensus about it.  I realized that verbalizing what we were doing, my idea of it, and the related factors just hadn't been enough.

I don't usually draw stuff out like that, but it was so helpful.  And it got me thinking about keeping an open mind about trying new things, taking a different perspective, trying to learn differently.

I'm grateful I can keep an open mind.  It does me a lot of good.

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude