Aha! You just came up with an incredible idea! You jump in head first. Your excitement catapulted you into action. But did you stop and think about what it might cost you?
Or, Aha! You just came up with an idea, but right away you throw on the brakes. You go straight into risk aversion before you ever had the chance to let your idea incubate and grow to its full potential.
Have you ever experienced one of these scenarios? It’s quite common. Most people have. So how do you balance the excitement of a new idea with the tact of a veteran idea maker? The answer is Balance.
When we come up with new and creative ideas, or set a goal that will move us forward, we are using what is called Promotion Focus. The problem with promotion focus is we skip out on an important part of thinking- considering the consequences or problems that might arise.
We need to be able to look at our ideas and goals with scrutiny. We need to assess any dangers or flaws that might be lurking around the corner. Once we have brainstormed an idea, using Prevention Focus will help us to see it objectively.
The Key is Balance
1) Let’s Get Creative
Here is where we need our Promotion Focus. In this stage, there are no bad ideas. Consider all possibilities. Even think of some silly ones.
2) Making The Cut
Now turn your hat around. We need to use our Prevention Focus and evaluate the ideas we came up with earlier. Consider what each of these ideas will cost you.
Example: Maybe you want to lose weight. With your Promotion Focus you considered gastric bypass surgery. Well, gastric bypass surgery is rather expensive and somewhat of a shock to your body. So, there will be a considerable financial cost and physical and mental time and energy during your body’s transition.
So when formulating ideas and setting goals, we encourage you to be as imaginative as you can. However, we want to also encourage you to consider what those ideas and goals may cost you and those around you.
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