There is a difference between being closed-minded and having a structured vision.
Being closed-minded doesn't want to listen to anyone for any reason. It rejects all ideas and feels threatened by the suggestions of others.
Having a structured vision is more than happy to, and often is excited to hear ideas from other people.
Trouble kicks in when those sharing their idea find that the people listening don't act on their idea, or don't see it as a fit, because it doesn't align with the structured vision that is in place.
"...it MAY BE that..."
When we listen to the heart behind it, we can better understand the vision for it.
And once we do that, we'll resist thinking someone is being exclusionary and narrow-minded, and instead doing what they are doing based on an honorable conviction they have at a heart-level.
Vision creates a clear path.
Opinion alone puts obstacles on them.
When we run our opinions through the filter of a vision, we make progress because we keep the path to progress clear.
Understanding this is a huge key to staying ON course, and staying THE course.
brett w. gould
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