The Wisdom From Outside
It’s always interesting to see how persuasion occurs. How do you convince someone of something they don’t believe in currently?
I saw this growing up. I’d often have discussions with friends or family and I would try to make a point. “Really, Garth Brooks is the biggest selling artist of the 90s”
Before Wikipedia, it was hard to solve these debates. People wouldn’t agree with me and it would go on.
But often I saw that occasionally they would change their mind. And it wasn’t because of me. But because someone else.someone from the outside….had said something to confirm my statement. And people would just change their mind and not give me credit.
Which is fine. But is the first time I saw “the wisdom from outside.”
Often it takes someone from the outside to come into an organization, an agency, or a team to confirm what someone on the team already knows and is trying to get implemented.
It seems silly but it works.