By overcoming our fears, we can comfortably adopt a “Yes, And” mindset when appropriate, and learn to accept other people’s offers.
Improve our understanding of others
Wouldn’t it be useful to improve our understanding of how other people think and feel?
Useful models are better than correct models
The more correct something is, the more useful it tends to be. But this correlation is overestimated. Fixating on correctness cripples our personal growth.
Correct models are bad
We may think that correct mental models are always good to have, but the reality is that some correct models are useless or even harmful.
Wrong models are good
A common belief is that we should only use correct mental models, but the reality is that some wrong models are worth keeping around.
Be the baby with a hammer
Conventional wisdom warns against being fascinated by a new idea and applying it to everything. But the reverse is true; we should deliberately apply new ideas more than it seems necessary.