New ideas can be threatening, and they often provide a negative reaction. When the composer Stravinsky first presenting his Rite of Spring ballet with its unusual harmonies and primitive rhythms, he was met with a rioting audience. When Kepler correctly solved the orbital problem of the planets by using ellipses rather than circles, he was denounced. Be prepared for such a reaction and don’t let it prevent you from acting. As German stateman Konrad Adenauer put it, “A think skin is a gift from God.”
What negative reaction do you expect? How can you deflect it?
Source: Roger von Oech’s Creative Whack Pack