Episode #35 Expand Your Vision
Everybody has blind spots, biases, and things we simply take for granted. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar discuss ways to identify the areas where we lack perspective and practical steps toward gaining a more complete view of the world around us.
I want to keep my eyes wide open. I want to keep my heart soft. I want to make sure that I’m spending time listening and learning and seeking to understand.Dr. Michael Brown
- We are often blind to the realities surrounding us.
- Our vision throughout life typically becomes narrower rather than wider.
- An unclear vision for the future leads to a crooked path forward.
- We don’t have to wait for a crisis in order to choose to expand our vision.
- We always have the opportunity to shrink our vision or expand our vision.
- To expand our visions to places they’ve never been, we have to do things we’ve never done.
- Read stories and articles about what is happening in other countries rather than only following current events locally.
- Look closely at difficult realities even when you have the opportunity to look away.
- Visualize what your life could become, believe that it is possible, and take steps to make it happen.
In This Episode
Keep Asking Why
Asking the right questions creates movement in organizations and unlocks hidden potential in individuals. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar have a conversation about the ways that tenacious curiosity makes us more self-aware, more intentional, and more effective.
Look Listen Learn
More than ever, dialogue surrounding racial equality and social justice are at the center of our collective attention. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Corey Norris unpack the essential components of conversations that build empathy and create understanding.
Consider Different Perspectives
As we go about our daily lives, our backgrounds, preferences, and ideologies come with us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Chet Hesson talk about the all-important habit of stepping back from our preconceived notions and allowing ourselves to truly look at the world through the eyes of another.