Use Your Shield

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

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