Can you imagine talking to people that agree with you all of the time? What? You would? Wouldn’t that make life rather routine and boring? There certainly would be little hope of expanding our horizons, “Don’t you think?”
However, it is the differences we have between one another that are the food for thought when we take the approach of seeking to understand during conversations. “True!” Differences can become stumbling blocks if we let them. “Yet,” if we learn to look at the potential complimentary aspects of the differences between ourselves and those around us, real synergy can take place.
Mr. Covey tells us that synergy doesn’t happen when we are around people who are going to agree with us on everything. It is actually the differences between us that can truly help to create win win situations and a better outcome to a problem.